On loan Arsenal striker set for intriguing Bundesliga switch – so long as they can afford him.
Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner is subject of transfer interest from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, according to German newspaper the Wiesbaden Kurier.
The Denmark international forward spent last season on loan at Serie A side Juventus, winning the title with the Turin side, and his zero goals in nine appearances seem to have impressed Eintracht Frankfurt sufficiently to consider making a bid.
Arsenal are likely to be more than willing to sell Bendtner, given that he was surplus to requirements last season, but whilst the Gunners will not stand in the way of any exit from north London, the player’s hefty wages could prove something of an issue.
Eintracht Frankfurt CEO Heribert Bruchhagen says that expensive signings “are unfortunately not a reality,” and though Bendtner’s transfer fee would be unlikely to be particularly high, his salary demands are quite an obstacle.
However, if he were willing to drop those to something more in line with Eintracht Frankfurt’s club policy, Bendtner could prove a valuable striker for the Bundesliga side.
His experience with Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League and at international level ought to put him in good stead for the challenge ahead.