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Denmark international Christian Eriksen is training with the second team at his former club Ajax to stay fit while he seeks a new club. The 29-year-old playmaker has not played since collapsing during Denmark’s opening match at the European Championship against Finland in June. His contract with Inter Milan was terminated by mutual agreement last month because he is unable to play in Italy since being fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Image Credit: AP

Denmark international Christian Eriksen has started training with former team Ajax Amsterdam as he continues his search for a new club following a cardiac arrest on the pitch during last year’s European Championship.

The 29-year-old midfielder received life-saving treatment on the pitch in Denmark’s opening match against Finland in June and has not played since.

Eriksen’s former club Inter Milan terminated his contract in December because the heart starter device that he had implanted is not permitted in Serie A. He has been linked with a move to Premier League side Brentford.

“I’m very happy to be here. At Ajax I know the people, it feels like coming home because I was here for so long,” Eriksen, who played for Ajax between 2010-13 after coming through their youth team, told the club website.

High level

“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.”

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Eriksen was given the green light by doctors last month to resume his playing career.