Newcastle were linked heavily with 6’4″ tall Nicklas Bendtner three years ago, but nothing materialized, and he eventually went on loan to Sunderland, and the season after that he was on loan at Juventus, and last season he was at Arsenal where he made only 12 appearances with two goals.
Nicklas Bendtner – Newcastle interested?
Bendtner was a good player at Arsenal when he was younger, but in the last three years he has struggled, and played 45 games with 11 goals, but in his first three full seasons he played 121 times for the Gunners with 36 goals.
While at Sunderland from 2011-2012 he wasn’t always a starter and played 30 times with 11 goals, and finished as the Black Cats top scorer, and played 11 times at Juventus without scoring in the following season.
Maybe the reason Newcastle are interested in the 26 year-old is that he becomes a free agent on July 1st, after his contract at Arsenal expires, and maybe Alan Pardew thinks he could be a threat with his heading ability from set plays and crosses.
But Bendtner is also not an easy player to manage, and he is reported to have a very high opinion of himself – so if only he was as good as he thinks he is – there would be no problems.
Nicklas can still put the ball into the back of the net, but if the interest is true, we cannot believe this will do anything to raise Newcastle fans’ hopes that Mike Ashley is getting more ambition for the Tyneside club.
Juts because he is a free agent, shouldn’t say we should be going after him, if he isn’t good enough for the Magpies.
But he does have a lot of Premier League experience, which is what Newcastle are looking for this summer.
What do you think?