Arsenal Transfer News: Nicklas Bendtner Yet To Receive Formal Bid, Says Agent
According to Nicklas Bendtner’s father and agent, his son has yet to receive a concrete offer from any club in spite of interest from all of Europe’s big leagues. It had earlier been reported that both Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon had lodged bids, but both clubs later denied the rumours.
Bendtner is almost certain to leave the North London club this summer, with the striker publicly admitting earlier that he would do all in his power to get a transfer in order to get more playing opportunities elsewhere. The lanky forward had said-
“I have decided 100% that I must leave Arsenal. I’ve considered this for a long time and was quite clear when I arrived at my decision.”
“It doesn’t feel particularly strange to not know what my future holds – I’m quite calm and confident that I’ll be fine at a new club.”
It however now seems that leaving Arsenal is easier said than done when there are no clubs ready to bid for your services. Bendtner Senior admitted that Nickals was yet to receive a formal offer from any club, but maintained that there was sustained interest from many quarters and that there was lots of time remaining in the transfer window yet.
Speaking to Danish media outlet Sporten.tv2.dk, he said-
“There has been interest from all the big leagues, but there is nothing concrete yet.
“The window is open for a long time.”
Bendtner, despite being the subject of widespread derision from large sections of the Arsenal fan-base, has a fairly decent scoring record at the Emirates. He has 22 Premier league goals from 40 starts and 43 goals for Arsenal in total. This in spite of missing large parts of recent seasons through troublesome hamstrings and being played out of position. It has been suggested from within the club that a greater work ethic shown during games would have seen Bendtner reach somewhere near his full potential.
Bendtner found himself shunted to the bench for most of last term owing to the early season form of Marouane Chamakh and the post Christmas purple patch of Robin van Persie. But his best scoring patches at Arsenal have come when he was played as a central striker, and it seems like he will not get enough opportunities to play through the middle at Ashburton Grove.
Bendtner is a square peg in a round hole at Arsenal and a transfer would be best for all parties concerned. Now if only someone would come forward to pay for the peg.