The manager of FC Copenhagen has been speaking about the prospect of Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner returning to Denmark.
Stale Solbakken was again asked about the prospect of Bendtner moving home at the end of his deal in North London, and he replied with the following as reported by website Jyllands Posten:
“He earns almost more than the whole team put together but if he calls and says what he is willing to do we can talk about it. We have not contacted him and he has not contacted us.”
Bendtner was said to be watching Copenhagen’s youth team play their Arsenal counterparts this weekend, a visit that appears to have prompted the latest report.
This is the second time in recent weeks that a Bendtner visit to his homeland has prompted comments from the Copenhagen hierarchy, after the club’s director Anders Horsholt dismissed suggestions the front-man could be heading there back in March.
With his contract about to end, and no sign of game-time at the Emirates, he is certain to leave the Gunners this summer having once been hailed as a great goal-scorer in the making.
But it appears if Bendtner really does have his eye on Copenhagen as a club rather than simply a place to visit, he may have to reassess his wage demands to seal the deal.