Eriksen open to Ajax return after ‘offer to play with heart defibrillator’

Christian Eriksen is said to be ‘tempted’ by a return to Ajax where he might be able to continue his playing career with a heart defibrillator fitted.

The former Tottenham player suffered a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 when Denmark faced Finland and was subsequently fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) but has not played since then.

Currently at Inter Milan, the Dane is not able to feature for the side as Serie A rules state that players are unable to perform while fitted with a defibrillator.

In fact, Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian FA's technical-scientific committee, said that Eriksen would need to have it removed to show that he does not have any underlying health issues.

Following the events, an Inter statement read: “With reference to the registration rights of Eriksen, it should be noted that following a serious injury occurred during the European Championships in June 2021, (he) was temporarily inhibited by the Italian medical authority from sporting activity for the current season.

“Although the current conditions of the player are not such as to allow the achievement of sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where therefore the player could resume competitive activity.”

Thusly, according to

, a move to Ajax is on the table for the attacker, while his current club will make a decision on his future together with the player.

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Indeed, other top-flight leagues, such as Eredivisie, do not have the same restrictions as the Serie A and so in order to reignite his career, Eriksen will have to move to a club where the same restrictions do not apply.

Inter are not reportedly not expecting to sell the player and will instead terminate his contract to move on his €7.5million-a-year salary (£6.4m).

Eriksen has played 60 times for Inter following his move from Spurs 18 months ago. He enjoyed a successful first season, helping them to their first Scudetto in 11 years.

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