It has been confirmed by official website Arsenal.com that big Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has only joined Juventus on a season-long loan.
It is understood that the Serie A giants reluctantly went for the self proclaimed ‘best striker in the world’ after missing out on their primary targets reported to have been the likes of Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez, Fernando Llorente and Dimitar Berbatov.
The 24 year-old Dane has been considered surplus to requirements following the his fall-out with the club regarding a lack of playing time and subsequently spent last season as a loanee at Sunderland.
As stated on the official website, Juventus have an option to get the striker on a permanent deal at the end of the season, but for now he remains a loanee.
It looks like his quest to find a permanent club continues as it seems no club wishes to meet Arsenal’s valuation for the big Dane, but at least he remains off the wage roll I suppose.
Personally, I feel it is a shame that Bendtner had such a fall-out with club because in Arsenal’s current squad he would have gotten decent game-time this season behind Olivier Giroud, particularly if Giroud failed to fire later in the season.
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Speaking on his official twitter account Bendtner tweeted:
I can now finally say I am a Juventus player. Very proud and can’t wait to wear the stripes.
I hope we will have great times together. I want to fulfil my potential here and show the fans my absolute best as that is yet to come. I am sure I will.
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