Report: Newcastle in shock move for Nicklas Bendtner, no agreement yet

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Newcastle are reportedly pursuing a shock deal for Nicklas Bendtner.

According to German newspaper Bild, Newcastle United are pursuing a move for Nicklas Bendtner, and are looking to strike an agreement with Wolfsburg.

The Magpies have struggled for goals of late, having lost each of their last four games 1-0, meaning they have scored just once in their last five games.

Summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic hasn't hit the ground running since arriving from Anderlecht, whilst Ayoze Perez has only shown flashes of his quality and Papiss Cisse has been injured regularly this term.

Manager Steve McClaren needs to bring in a striker, and fans will want somebody with Premier League experience - though they may not be happy with one alleged target.

German newspaper Bild report that Wolfsburg striker Nicklas Bendtner is a target for Newcastle, and could make a shock return to the Premier League.

The Danish forward, 27, was often ridiculed during his time with Arsenal, scoring 47 goals in 171 games for the Gunners before being released in 2014.

A move to Wolfsburg followed, where he has hit nine goals in 44 games, but is behind Bas Dost and Max Kruse in the pecking order with the Bundesliga giants, and a January exit is expected.

Few Newcastle fans could have expected to see the former Sunderland loanee turning out at St. James' Park, but German newspaper Bild suggest that Newcastle and Wolfsburg are just an agreement over a transfer fee away from Bendtner being able to join the Magpies.

Given his sometimes comical performances for Arsenal, Newcastle fans won't be overly-enthused by this potential deal, but he has somewhat impressed on the international stage, scoring 29 goals in 72 for Denmark - and he will need a similar record if he is to appease fans Newcastle, should he make the reported move.

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