Christian Eriksen’s free transfer to Brentford could be the club’s “greatest signing ever”, says boss Thomas Frank.
Eriksen, 29, joined the Bees on a six-month contract on transfer deadline day after his release by Inter Milan.
The Denmark international suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 in June and was subsequently fitted with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) – a type of pacemaker.
Frank said midfielder Eriksen is still unavailable for “a few weeks”.
The former Tottenham player will miss Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Everton and Frank said they will “know a bit more” before Wednesday’s Premier League game against Manchester City.
“We got over the line. He is potentially the greatest signing ever for the club,” said Frank, who may not take charge of the Bees at the weekend after testing positive for Covid-19.
“It is going to be an unbelievable day, the day he steps on to the pitch. We all saw what happed to him. It was crazy. To see him out on the pitch soon will be a good day.”