Arsenal’s self-titled ‘best striker in the world’ Nicklas Bendtner is close to sealing a move to Eintracht Frankfurt, and is in Germany for the final round of talks.
The Danish international has been seeking a move away from Emirates for over two seasons now with consecutive season-long loan spells to Sunderland and then Juventus proving unsuccessful in revitalizing his career.
The arrogant 25-year-old was always adamant he saw himself at a Champions League club however after struggling in Italy last season his main prerogative is game time and improving his form after some injury ravished seasons.
It seems that Eintracht may provide the necessary platform for the centre forward who are playing in the Europa League next season. Now Bendtner and his advisers have been confirmed to have flown to Frankfurt to seal the deal.
The Bundesliga club revealed in a statement this afternoon:
On the initiative of the Danish player Nicklas Bendtner and his advisors final talks have been held today on Tuesday 9, 2013 in Frankfurt between the striker and Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Predicted Arsenal line up vs Slavia Prague – It’s “all or nothing”
- Arsenal icon Martin Keown says squad will be ‘baffled’ by star’s omission
- Arsenal may be forced to sell top ‘asset’ as pressure piles on Arteta
Sports director Bruno Hubner is in close contact with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and the final decision regarding Bendtner should be taken in the next two days.
The deal will signal a significant break through for Arsenal who have struggled to offload the Danish striker for the past few seasons. He is yet another piece of the deadwood after failing to integrate into Wenger’s first time plans despite early promise.
This is proving to be a decent summer selling-wise, however Arsenal need to sign some players – namely a top class striker – and fast!