Brentford boss Thomas Frank delivers Christian Eriksen verdict amid Tottenham transfer links

Thomas Frank is not giving up on keeping his star midfielder Christian Eriksen beyond this season.

The former Tottenham midfielder has relaunched his career in west London, and he’s been brilliant on his return to football after suffering a cardiac arrest last year during Euro 2020.

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Christian Eriksen of Brentford controls the ball during the Premier League match (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

His presence at Brentford has transformed the club’s fortunes, helping them to safely avoid any lingering thoughts of relegation and even challenging for a top half finish in the Premier League.

The midfielder himself has recently said he would love to have a go at Champions League football again.

But fellow Dane Frank is optimistic the midfielder will have a change of mind, and said there is a huge chance Eriksen will still be at the club next season.

Brentford Manager Thomas Frank celebrates after the Premier League match (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Brentford manager said: “I would love to say 100%, but I am convinced there is a good chance he can wear the Brentford shirt [next season].

“I know I am optimistic but I also picked up the phone and said: ‘Hey do you want to come to Brentford?’

“No one thought about that six months ago. I am convinced we will have a chance.

“The way I will see it for us is that it is a win-win. He helped the team, he gave something to the fans they had never seen before at this level. We helped him back to his football life again.

“For Christian, it is a win-win. Either he signs with us and everyone is going to be happy and the fans will build a statue of him outside the stadium in two or three years’ time, or he goes to a bigger level and fans will applaud him and we will all say: ‘Thank you for this time, go forward.’”

The Bees will hope to end on a high, even if that could be the win that relegates Leeds United on Sunday afternoon at the Brentford Community Stadium.