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Brendan Rodgers is hopeful Christian Eriksen will return to the pitch and shows off his talent again – even if that won’t be with Leicester City.
The Denmark playmaker has been linked with Foxes for the second January transfer window in a row, but is this time a free agent.
Unfortunately, Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at the European Championships last summer and had his contract cancelled by Inter Milan after he was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), with Serie A rules prohibiting anybody with a pacemaker from playing in their league.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to the UK, where he shone for Tottenham, and has been linked with Leicester, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and most prominently Brentford, who are managed by his former Denmark Under-17s boss Thomas Frank.
Speaking about the links, Leicester boss Rodgers said:
“We’ve seen it for a number of years, Christian as a player and the talent he is.
“At this moment in time it’s not something we’re looking at. I really hope he can get back into the game and play again but, for us, we wouldn’t be in a position at this moment to do that.
“But it’s great that firstly he’s healthy. He’s obviously out of his contract at Inter Milan and he feels well enough to go and train and get back on the field again.
“Hopefully, fingers crossed, he can get back to the level he was once and bring that amazing talent he had back onto the field.”
When asked if Eriksen was not a priority because of the Foxes’ strength in that area of the pitch, Rodgers said:
“We are. But it’s financial and everything else.
“We are not in a position in the January window to be doing too much, so we’ll concentrate on the players we have and we wish Christian all the best.”
Source – LeicestershireLive