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Wolfsburg hold talks with ex-Arsenal striker

Nicklas Bendtner's search for a new club this summer following his Arsenal exit has taken him to Wolfsburg, with the German club said to considering making the Danish striker a firm offer after holding talks.

Wolfsburg’s efforts to find a striker this summer have been well-documented, and their search has now taken them to ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, according to BILD.

Having come up short in their attempts to land Romelu Lukaku, the German side have also been chasing the misfiring Fernando Torres in recent weeks, but the Danish international would pose a much cheaper alternative.

Bendtner has been available on a free transfer since his Arsenal contract expired at the end of last season, but reported moves to Aston Villa and then Eintracht Frankfurt failed to materialise, with the polarising front man still searching for a club as the new season draws near.

However, his agent, Tom Brookes, sounded positive about a potential deal with the Europa League qualifiers when speaking to Danish journalists, suggesting that: ‘we might be about to make something perfect.’

A divisive figure among football fans, Bendtner scored just twice in 12 games for Arsenal last season, spending the prior two campaigns on loan at Sunderland and Juventus after falling out of favour with Arsene Wenger during the 2010-11 campaign.

Once considered the club’s most exciting prospect, he had been a regular fixture in the first-team from 2007 to 2010 but failed to live up to the high expectations, netting 47 times in 171 total appearances during his time at the Emirates, with various off-field antics overshadowing his accomplishments.

Still just 26, Bendtner does possess an impressive international record of 24 goals in 56 games since his 2006 debut, aged 18, and a move to the Bundesliga could be what’s needed to get his once-promising career back on track.

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