Premier League 2021-22 review: signings of the season

We select a few contenders for the Premier League’s signing of the season – and offer you the chance to have your sayGiven what happened to him last summer, Christian Eriksen signing for anyone this season would have merited a place in this season’s list, but in Brentford the recuperating Eriksen found a perfect fit. Thomas Frank’s progressive side always looked too good to go down in their first top-flight campaign since 1947 but some lean runs of form caused sporadic alarm. Eriksen’s arrival on a short-term deal in January, a little more than six months after his cardiac arrest during Euro 2020, did much to assuage those fears, providing that extra creative touch in midfield to keep opponents on their toes. Brentford won seven of the 10 games the Danish international started and his performance in the stunning win at Chelsea in March in particular will live long in the memories of Bees fans. Wherever he goes from here – expect him to feature frequently in transfer-gossip bulletins over the summer, with his former club Tottenham among possible suitors – Eriksen will always have a place in Brentford folklore.

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