Thomas Frank hoping Brentford can extend Christian Eriksen stay despite Tottenham rumours

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Thomas Frank hoping Brentford can extend Christian Eriksen stay despite Tottenham rumours
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Thomas Frank hopes Brentford can keep Christian Eriksen beyond the end of this season after his impressive return to the Premier Leagie.

The 30-year-old joined the Bees in January, having left Inter Milan at the end of last year after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

Brentford have won all five matches that Eriksen has started since arriving, including a stunning 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge that saw the Danish midfielder net his first goal for the club.

His contract at Brentford runs until the end of the season, and there have already been reports that Tottenham are keen on bringing Eriksen, who worked with Antonio Conte at Inter, back to north London this summer when he will be a free agent.

It’s no surprise that Frank will do all he can to try and keep the midfielder where he is.

“Obviously Christian is a fantastic player, but I know that I will answer this question from now until the end of the season and hopefully we end up signing him,” Frank said.

“But if he ends up at another club, it is what it is. I want to focus on now and trying to prepare the team and Christian for the game and hopefully we can make him flourish tomorrow and perform well and beat Tottenham.

“I think we went into this with open eyes and this is the outcome we hoped for, that he performs fantastic and that we perform well and the other hope is that he performs after the summer.”

For now, the focus is on this weekend when Eriksen will face his former club in what is a huge match for Spurs’ top-four hopes.

The Brentford boss revealed that Eriksen is excited about Saturday’s clash and being reunited with some familiar faces.

“I think he just literally looks forward to playing Tottenham,” Frank said.

“He has a lot of old team-mates, a lot of staff members he worked closely together with for seven years of his life.

“This is where he went from being a very talented footballer at Ajax to be a world-class midfielder, and one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

“I know one thing, he is looking forward to it but he will do his best to try and beat them, of course he wants to compete.”

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