Eriksen unable to play in Italy but could seal move abroad to continue career

Christian Eriksen is "temporarily inhibited" from playing in Italy following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 over the summer, his club Inter Milan have revealed in a statement.

Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's opening European Championship fixture against Finland, before receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch.

After being taken to hospital, he was later fitted with a cardioverter defibrillator device (ICD), which can prevent a fatal cardiac arrest by discharging a jolt to restore someone's regular heart rhythm.

However, Italian medical authorities have said that Eriksen will not be allowed to play in Serie A again unless the ICD is removed.

And amid his exile from Italian football, Inter have released a statement suggesting that the 29-year-old could be sold in order to continue his career abroad.

“With reference to the registration rights of the player Eriksen,” the club wrote in a statement.

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“It should be noted that following a serious injury which occurred during the European Championship in June 2021, the player has been temporarily inhibited by the Italian medical authority from sporting activity in the current season.

“Although the current conditions of the player don’t meet the requirements of achieving sporting fitness in Italy, the same could instead be achieved in other countries where the player could resume competitive activity.”

Despite Inter's statement, it is currently unclear whether Eriksen would be free to play with the ICD device in other countries.

The former Tottenham star arrived back at Inter's training ground in August for the first time since his cardiac arrest and was described as being in "excellent physical and mental shape" upon his return.

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Eriksen has spent the last two years with Inter after departing Spurs, where he scored 69 goals in 305 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino and briefly Jose Mourinho.

In his time with the Nerazzurri, he has only managed to register eight goals in 60 appearances, which all came under previous manager Antonio Conte.

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