Thomas Frank believes Brentford have taken the opportunity to bring a world-class player to the club after signing Danish star Christian Eriksen.

The 29-year-old has signed a six-month deal with the West London side, having not played since the summer of 2021.

During the first half of the Group B match in the Euro 2020 against Finland, Eriksen collapsed.

He was rushed to the hospital after being resuscitated on the field at Parken Stadium.

Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest, and due to the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator he had implanted, he could not play with Inter Milan in Serie A.

Frank said: “I am looking forward to working with Christian again. It has been a while since I last coached him, and a lot has happened since then.

“Christian was 16 at the time and has become one of the best midfield players to appear in the Premier League.

“He has also won trophies all over Europe and become the star of the Danish national team.

“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a World Class player to Brentford. He hasn’t trained with a team for seven months but has done a lot of work on his own.”

After training alone for several months, Eriksen will now make his return to the Premier League.

He played for Tottenham Hotspur before his move to Inter Milan, making 226 appearances during his time in North London.

He scored 51 goals and recorded 62 assists during the most successful period in the club’s recent history.

Frank added: “He is fit, but we will need to get him match fit, and I am looking forward to seeing him work with the players and staff to get back towards his highest level.

“At his best, Christian has the ability to dictate games of football. He can find the right passes and is a goal threat.

“He also has very, very good set-piece delivery, both from corners and direct free kicks. He is a player you can find with the ball, and he will come up with a solution to the problem in front of him.

“Christian will also bring experience of top-level football to the club. I expect him to have an impact in the dressing room and at the Training Ground.”