Why Newcastle Could Think Bendtner Is A Good Deal

It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with 26 year-old Nicklas Bendtner, the Arsenal striker, and certainly he is an experienced Premier League player, who has played for both Arsenal, and on loan at Sunderland in England’s top league.

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Nicklas Bendtner – free agent – lots of experience

We were not too happy to see Bendtner linked with Newcastle again yesterday, but the way the club thinks these days, it’s not difficult to see why he would look like a good buy for the club.

Here are some of the reasons for that:

  • Newcastle need to bring in three strikers this summer, and Nicklas could be a back up – at worst
  • Nicklas  is experienced and is a decent header of the ball, something we haven’t got in the side at the moment
  • Bendtner is available as a free agent, so he’s fairly cheap,  and Newcastle will offer him a reduced wage to join the club
  • He has Premier League experience already, and with regular games he could (even) recapture some of his early Arsenal form
  • Nicklas scored 11 goals on loan at Sunderland and was their top scorer in 2011-2012
  • He’s still only 26 and therefore fits the profile of younger players Newcastle go after
  • Nicklas could even be thought of as a direct replacement for Shola Ameobi – a big player up front who could simply be a back-up  striker at the club
  • He has massive experience playing in European competition, maybe the next step for Newcastle?

It’s a massive job to try to replace French International Loic Remy – who has apparently agreed terms with Arsenal – and could end up at the Emirates in the summer.

And add to that the fact we will lose Shola Ameobi and Luuk de Jong, then we need to bring in three good strikers to replace the ones who are leaving.

None of the top six clubs in England will be interested in Bendtner, because the Arsenal striker is simply not good enough for them,.

But in the very limited way Newcastle think these days – and with money being a big thing for Newcastle in terms of transfer fees and wages – even though we have plenty of money to spend – we can see why the powers that be would think Bendtner would be a good buy.

We don’t agree with that – but it shows the limited way in which Newcastle United operate these days.

Nicklas is not unlike Aston Villa striker Darren Bent – he’s an experienced striker who is past his best and available at decent money – and he’s four years younger than the Aston Villa striker.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    He actually would be an upgrade to Shola , who was on wages close to 40k a week.

    I dont know if the interest is even concrete though.

    Useless regime

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Bendtner will not want to take a cut in wages. The bloke is deluded on his own abilities. Remember last year when he came out and said that when he leaves Arsenal it would most likely be to a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona? He is up there with Fat Sam when it comes to delusions of grandeur.

    Secondly, given his personal ego, and the fact he wasn’t happy being back up at Arsenal, what makes anyone think that he would be happy sitting on our bench?? No chance, if that was the case I imagine he would be ‘injured’ a lot, and partying with his other ‘it crowd’ friends.

    Thirdly, he and Clattermole smashed up a number of vehicles on Stowell Street in Newcastle city centre just a couple of years ago. For that alone we shouldn’t be considering any move for this bloke.

  • spitfire_

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, thank you for the last point… I cried my eyes.

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    It is scary to think that if we had spent another mill on Remy to buy him and another few mill to match Swansea for Bony, both players we reportedly bid for but would not go that extra mile for, we would now have a strike force on solid contracts that would be worth between say…. $18 to $25 mill and 40 goals a season.

    Thats what being a cheap bastard gets you

  • nut meg

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    I hope we don’t move for him.He’s no where near as good a player as he thinks he is & he’s had enough chances to prove himself….& failed. We don’t need another flawed character in the dressing room IMHO.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Morning lads!

    I can see the rumor mill is still going its round

  • scout

    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    If bendtner signs ill burn everything I have associated with the club, to even suggest he will be signed as backup is also way off the mark. If signed hes the main man. What’s happening lads????

  • musomag

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Q: Why Newcastle Could Think Bendtner Is A Good Deal

    A: Possibly because they a tripping on LSD?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9


  • Brutooon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #10

    If u guys can stand 14 seasons watching Shola Sh*t Ameobi (The worst striker of the decade) then Bendtner would be a good signing.

    Plus at 26 years old, he already score more than Shola Ameobi

  • boltonmagpie

    Jun 1, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #11

    And how many premier league goals has he actually scored?


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