Thomas Frank says Brentford would be honoured to sign Christian Eriksen.
The Danish playmaker is looking to make a comeback following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, which subsequently saw him released by Inter Milan.
Eriksen has been linked with a move to Brentford this week and his compatriot Frank would not be against the move, having coached the 29-year-old for Denmark’s youth teams.
“It was a fantastic time. I was under-17 head coach for four years, under-19 coach for one year,” said Frank.
“But especially the under-17 years were amazing. It was a fantastic group of players. I was with Christian for a year, he was a young boy back then. Now he’s a grown man and one of the world’s best players.
“He is a really good player, we all know that he is a top Danish player. I worked with him in the past.
“He needs to find a club. I love to speak about players in house. I don’t think I should discuss that – maybe I should discuss [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo?
“If we were linked with Christian 10 or even five years ago, fans would say are you crazy. But we are in the best league in the world, the club is progressing. It’s positive. But, let’s speak about reality.
“If any club, or we, should sign a player, this is a player that only plays for the top clubs. 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 – Messi, [Kylian] Mbappe, Eriksen. If they fit the criteria of no d*******s, they can play for us.”