According to a report in the Mirror, Hull City are lining up an ambitious move for Wolfsburg striker Nicklas Bendtner as the Humberside club seek an immediate return to the top-flight.
The British publication states that manager Steve Bruce is on the lookout for a proven striker to partner Abel Hernandez in attack and sees Bendtner as the final piece of the promotion jigsaw.
“Nicklas Bendtner could be heading for a reunion with Steve Bruce as Hull’s boss seeks to land the striker he believes can be the final piece in his side’s promotion jigsaw,” the report in the Mirror states.
The Denmark international has been on the peripherals of the Wolfsburg first-team this season, making just three Bundesliga starts and another seven league appearances off the bench.
Bendtner has experience working with Bruce before, with the duo helping Birmingham City to promotion in 2007 by scoring 11 Championship goals while on loan from Arsenal.
The 27-year-old ultimately failed to sustain a regular starting spot with the Gunners following his Premier League breakthrough in the 2007/08 season, prompting his switch to Wolfsburg in 2014.
Hull currently occupy second place in the Championship, one point ahead of Derby County following the Tigers’ 2-0 midweek win over Cardiff City at the KC Stadium.
A new striker is seemingly Bruce’s priority this month and Bendtner has been earmarked for the job. While ambitious, the prospect of a return to the top-flight could perhaps persuade the striker to move.