Everton have made an offer for Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Lowdown: Amazing Comeback
It would not have been surprising if the 30-year-old never played professionally again after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Euros, and Inter Milan subsequently terminating his contract.
When the Denmark international signed a six-month deal with Thomas Frank’s side in January, people were happy that he returned to football, but were naturally not expecting much following his time out of the game.
However, the former Tottenham player would be a transformative player, with the Bees having the sixth-best form in the league in the period from his first appearance to the end of the season.
The Latest: Competition for Eriksen’s Signature
The Toffees, along with Tottenham and Brentford, have made offers for the Ajax Academy graduate, and Manchester United are also interested.
Eriksen, who will be a free agent after his contract with the Bees expires this month, is said to be considering all the offers before making a decision.
The Verdict: World-Class Player
The attacking midfielder has arguably been world-class during his short spell in Frank’s side.
The 30-year-old’s importance to Brentford has not been lost on his manager, who called him “unbelievable” in April.
“Christian is a top player, an unbelievable character and he brings quality and calmness to the team.
“You can give it to Christian and he’ll always find a solution. We never knew how quick it would take to get to this level but it’s impressive how quick.”
The 2021 Serie A winner has the main orchestrator for his side this season. He makes the most passes per game in the team, and only Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold have created more key passes per game in the league.
These stats would make him an impressive addition for most teams, but for Everton, who have the lowest average possession in the Premier League and created the second fewest big chances, Eriksen would be an unreal signing.