Thomas Frank hopeful of keeping Christian Eriksen at Brentford beyond this season

Christian Eriksen has produced some impressive performances on his Premier League return at Brentford but is a free agent in the summer.

Thomas Frank has claimed Brenford have a 'very good chance' of keeping Denmark international Christian Eriksen.

The Bees signed Eriksen in January on a six-month deal following his release at Inter Milan.

Eriksen's contract got terminated following a cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020. The 30-year-old has since had an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) fitted in.

The Dane has been Brentford's standout player since joining and scored in their famous 4-1 over Chelsea last month.

Eriksen has been linked with a return to Tottenham as well as a move to Man United, Newcastle and Everton.

"I am always positive," said boss Frank about keeping Eriksen.

"I always believe we have a very good chance. I know he is happy here, he is enjoying his football. It is a decision that will be taken at the end of the season.

"The key is he performs consistently at a high level. It is no secret we would like to do everything we can to keep him," said Frank in another interview.

On how he will keep Eriksen, Frank added: "Very simple, I speak to him. We are presenting our plans and discussing it back and forth."

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Brentford were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday and Frank admitted they were well worthy of all three points.

"We played a Manchester United team who played well today, so congratulations to them," he told Sky Sports . "I think we started well for the first five minutes but then Manchester United were on top."

And the Dane felt his charges showed their true colours as the game developed.

"Second half I saw much more my team I want to see play," he added. "We were back in the game but made a stupid penalty. It took a little bit out of everything and then we conceded on a set piece. Better second half."

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