15 Oct 2016
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) are reported to be interested in landing free agent Nicklas Bendtner.
Bendtner is one of the protégés of Arsene Wenger, prophesied to become a star, but he never was. He moved to the North London based club from his Danish boyhood club Copenhagen. Arsenal had the “Invincible” team then, and were arguably the best team in the world – making it easy to lure targets. Bendtner played two seasons for the Gunners before moving to Birmingham on a loan deal for a year. He returned to establish himself at the club as a young prospect, but he kept falling short of expectations.
Coach Arsene Wenger kept hold of him despite not reaching his potentials. He was sent on loan to Sunderland in 2011 for a year, he returned before embarking on another loan spree to Italian giant Juventus for a year. He remained with the club, until he was eventually allowed to walk away. He joined VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer deal but spent just a year as he couldn’t meet expectations yet again.
For the past year, the 28-year old Denmark international has not been with a club since the German Bundesliga side released him from his contract. However, since QPR want a forward, they are willing to give the player a try. He has discipline issues, aside his footballing failures. QPR would be getting him on a free deal, and could offer him little wages for a start – they don’t have competition – and he is keen in moving to London. Bendtner has not featured for his country since last year, but his record of 29 goals in 72 games stands. There’s only a few days left if QPR want to complete the deal.