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Christian Eriksen makes return, trains with Ajax

The Dutch club welcomed the midfielder who suffered a cardiac arrest last year

Ajax Denmark's Christian Eriksen (right) trains with Dutch side Ajax | ajax.nl

Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen trained with Ajax's reserves to regain fitness while seeking a new team, his former club said.

The 29-year-old Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening match at the European Championship against Finland in June.

The Dane was given the green light by his doctors in December to resume his football career after completing months of individual recovery.

But his contract with Inter Milan was terminated by mutual agreement last month because he is unable to play in Italy after being fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

"I am very happy to be here. At Ajax I know the people, it feels like coming home because I was here for so long. All facilities are available here and with Jong Ajax I can train at a high level in a group. That's the perfect foundation for me at the moment. I want to be at my best again as soon as possible so that when I find a new club, I can perform well there as quickly as possible," said Eriksen.

Earlier this month, Eriksen said he wants to make a comeback to the national team squad at the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November.

Eriksen told Danish broadcaster DR that his selection is not guaranteed but he feels he is back in “top shape”.

Eriksen began his senior career at Ajax, making his debut in 2010 as an 18-year-old after working his way through the club's youth teams.

After winning three top-flight Eredivisie titles in Amsterdam, he signed with Tottenham in 2013 before joining Inter in 2020.

Ajax said on Tuesday Eriksen was training with its second team this week.

-With inputs from PTI

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