Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner finally put an end to the speculation surrounding his future after signing for German club Wolfsburg. Bendtner has been a free agent for the last few months, but he has been unable to agree a deal with interested clubs. There have been rumours that the player was demanding excessive wages. This saw the likes of Werder Bremen drop their interest in the player. The entry of Wolfsburg, though, has finally brought an end to the search for a new club after the striker agreed a three-year contract.
Bendtner has spent the last few years playing on loan at various clubs like Sunderland and Juventus. These moves have given him a lot of experience of playing in different scenarios. Since German football is very much similar to English football in terms of physicality, Bendtner is unlikely to take a long time to settle in. The forward, though, will be keen to score goals and rediscover his scoring touch. The 26-year-old has managed to score just 10 goals in the last three seasons. Last season, he found the back of the net on two occasions for Arsenal after having made 12 appearances in all competitions.
Wolfsburg, who began the new season with a defeat against Bayern Munich, will be hoping to finish higher than their fifth place position last season. “We want to play a good role in all three competitions this season, and to do this we need players who already know what this kind of challenge is all about. Nicklas embodies precisely the kind of striker we were looking for. He fits the profile and is going to strengthen our squad,” said their manager Dieter Hecking after the club announced a deal for the striker. Bendtner could make his debut against Frankfurt at home next weekend.