According to the Danish media, Nicklas Bendtner is attracting interest from Spanish side Malaga, as the ‘Great’ Dane looks for a permanent move away from North London.
The self confessed ‘best striker in the world’ has been sent away on loan for consecutive seasons by Arsene Wenger as the Gunners boss seeks to offload the Danish striker who struggled to make a lasting impact at Arsenal.
Despite encouraging performances early on in his career, especially during the 2009/10 season, he slowly slipped down the striking pecking order. Injury affected his involvement during his last season for the Gunners in 2010/11, which was capped off with the horrible miss against Barcelona that condemned him to an exit from the club.
Back to back season-long loans to Sunderland and then Juventus have done little to up his market value with injuries again restricting his playing time, however La Liga side Malaga are reportedly interested in the cut-price striker.
The Spanish outfit and the Gunners have a strong relationship after two successful negotiations between the two clubs, with both Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal heading to North London last season. Malaga have well known financial restraints so a bid worth €5m is reportedly enough for Wenger to part with the out of favour Bendtner.
- Mesut Ozil remains defiant over future but slams Arsenal for lack of loyalty
- Juventus to make swoop for Arsenal summer transfer target in January
- Man City loss proves club are Champions League ready claims Arsenal star
Hopefully a deal can eventuate between the two clubs as Arsenal have been lucky to acquire their two newest Spaniards for cheap prices and it is in their best interests to sell Bendtner as soon as possible with his contract set to expire at the end of next season. Malaga also have the highly rated Spaniard Isco, perhaps if negotiations go well with the Danish striker Arsenal can get a look in for the exciting attacking midfielder (wishful thinking really..)