Danish star Christian Eriksen began the process of returning to the field after recovering from a cardiac arrest suffered during his participation with his country in the European Cup last summer, by training with his former Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam as announced on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old is practicing with Jong Ajax, who gave the Dane his professional debut in 2010 after joining the team two years earlier as a 16-year-old talent before he left in 2013 to Tottenham and then to Inter in 2020.
Eriksen underwent a pacemaker implant, a device to prevent the risk of sudden death, but this device does not allow him to play professional football in Serie A, unlike other tournaments, which led him to leave Nerazzurri by mutual agreement.
Ajax said on Tuesday in a statement that “the former Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen is practicing with Jong Ajax this week. The Danish international is working to retain fitness until he finds a new team.” Eriksen, who was contracted with Inter until 2024, said: “I am very happy to be here. I know the people in Ajax, I feel like I’m back at home because I’ve been here a long time.”With Jong Ajax, I can train with a high-level group. I want to be at my best again as soon as possible so I can find a new team.”