Dane Eriksen trains with Ajax reserves to improve his fitness

Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Group B – Denmark v Finland – Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark – June 12, 2021 Denmark’s Christian Eriksen during the Pool match via REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

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Jan 26 (Reuters) – Denmark international Christian Eriksen has started training with former side Ajax Amsterdam as he continues his search for a new club following a cardiac arrest on the field at last year’s European Championship.

The 29-year-old midfielder received life-saving treatment on the pitch in Denmark’s opener against Finland in June and hasn’t played since.

Eriksen’s former club Inter Milan terminated his contract in December because the cardiac start device he had implanted is not allowed in Serie A. He has been linked with a move to Brentford, Premier League side. Read more

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“I’m very happy to be here. At Ajax I know the people, I feel like I’m coming home because I was here for so long,” said Eriksen, who played for Ajax between 2010 and 2013 after coming through their youth team. club website.

“All the facilities are available here and with Jong Ajax I can train at a high level in a group. It’s the perfect base for me right now.

“I want to be at my best again as soon as possible so that when I find a new club I can perform there as quickly as possible.”

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Eriksen was given the green light by doctors last month to resume his playing career.

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Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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