With Newcastle failing in their attempts to get Gameiro and Erdinc to Tyneside, it seems they have now turned their attentions to Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner.
Nicklas Bendtner – right for Newcatsle?
But we wonder if this player is even worth going after, because he’s so similar in style to the strikers we already have at the club in Ameobi, Ba and Best.
Surely what Newcastle need is a more nimble and creative striker, like Shane Long for example, but he’s gone to West Brom.
Having missed out on some top strikers, it could be that Newcastle have missed out this summer on a top striker.
And the news is that Arsenal want £14M, and that Newcastle have bid £9M, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle have bid that amount, because Nicklas is simply not worth that much.
And apparently Sunderland’s Geordie manager, Steve Bruce, is said to be after the striker too, but only after he heard Newcastle wanted Bendtner.
And both north-east clubs were represented when the 23-year-old striker played the first 45 minutes for Denmark in their friendly with Scotland at Hampden Park, on Wednesday evening in Glasgow.
We don’t know who else may be available, but we just don’t think Nicklas is the right player for Newcastle.
But that’s only our view – what do you think?