The Times: Newcastle join race to sign former Premier League star on a free transfer

Newcastle United are one of three Premier League clubs showing interest in a January deal for Christian Eriksen, according to The Times.

The report states that Brentford have been in talks with the former Spurs star over the past six weeks, offering him a six-month deal with the option of a further year, but reveal that both Newcastle and Leicester are also keen to bring the 29-year-old back to the Premier League.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest that very nearly claimed his life just seven months ago, with him collapsing in Denmark’s EURO 2020 clash with Finland.

He’s since been passed fit to play against and is now available to sign on a free transfer following his release from Inter Milan last month – because Italian rules do not allow someone to play with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator.

The Times state that Eriksen has ‘not ruled out’ a surprise move to Brentford, with the club having strong links to Denmark.

Not only is current boss Thomas Frank a fellow Dane, they have several Danish players in Norgaard, Jensen, Roeslev, Lossl, Bidstrup and Sorensen.

That said, it seems he has offers from several Premier League clubs and could make his final decision by the end of the week.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

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