Thomas Frank reacts to ‘flattering’ Christian Eriksen Brentford link as he compares him to Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe

Christian Eriksen could make a sensational return to the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)

Thomas Frank says Brentford should be flattered by links with Christian Eriksen, saying he is a player who only plays for top clubs, although the Dane would still have to meet the club’s ‘no d***heads’ policy.

It was reported on Monday that the Bees have offered Eriksen a contract until the end of the season, giving him a chance to play for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

A decision is yet to be made on his future, although he is keen to return to regular action and wants to play in the 2022 World Cup with his country, something his compatriot Frank would love to help him do.

The Brentford boss managed Eriksen over 10 years ago when he was in charge of Denmark Under-17s and would see signing the midfielder for Brentford as a massive coup.

‘This is a player that only plays for the top clubs,’ Frank said. ‘Something unfortunate happened to Christian and now things changed a bit. He deserves to play at the highest level and I hope he will.

‘Under normal circumstances there would be no rumours with a club like us. I guess we should be flattered that there are rumours with a player of his qualities.

‘It’s the same with all players out there – (Lionel) Messi, (Kylian) Mbappe, Eriksen. If they fit the criteria of no d***heads they can play for us.’

Thomas Frank could pull off a massive signing for Brentford by bringing in Eriksen (Picture: Getty Images)

Frank expanded on how he wants to see Eriksen regain his place in the elite of the game after his terrifying ordeal last summer, revealing that he was in contact with the former Spurs man soon after it happened.

‘Of course I spoke to him after the incident, but that’s a while ago, not since. It was in the autumn,’ said Frank.

‘I really hope he comes back to top football again, that is what he wants. Recently in a Danish programme he said his big aim was to play in the World Cup, I really hope he succeeds, I can’t see why he shouldn’t.

‘For all Danish fans he was the biggest star before the Euros and, if he gets up to speed, he will be the biggest star again. We all want the best for him and his family.’

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