Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs claims that striker Nicklas Bendtner has been a failure at the German club.
This is yet another sign of discontent amongst the club. The former Arsenal forward joined Wolfsburg 18 months ago and signed a three-year contract with the hope of reviving his career. Bendtner has spent the best part of the last five years on loan at various clubs while trying to get a move from Arsenal. He could be going down the same road once again, as Wolfsburg are not very keen on keeping him at the club.
Allofs did admit that the Danish international is a player of exceptional ability, but he has been wasting his talents elsewhere. He has also branded the decision to sign the 28-year-old as an experiment which has gone down the drain. As a sign of Bendtner going down the pecking order, he has been able to make only four starts this season. In total, he has managed only four goals in 19 appearances with most of them coming as a substitute. The lack of goals from one of them forwards in the team has been a major reason behind Wolfsburg struggling mid-table in the Bundesliga.
The club has averaged just over the goal a game in the league."He's a player with extraordinary ability, but he never manages to go beyond this point.At the moment, it doesn't look like he can help us. The experiment can be seen as a failure.Watching him in training, you can see the extraordinary ability he has and he's going to show this at Wolfsburg too.We've got faith in him being able to help us in the long term," Allofs said. Meanwhile, the club has received a disappointing news that defender Naldo could be out for the campaign after dislocating his shoulder.