Nicklas Bendtner to Crystal Palace? Alan Pardew confirms he's considering a deal

Nicklas Bendtner

Alan Pardew has confirmed that he is considering bringing Nicklas Bendtner to Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has told The Guardian that he is weighing up a move to sign Nicklas Bendtner from Wolfsburg.

Palace have seen their strikers struggle to find the net this season, and with Patrick Bamford now back at parent club Chelsea, Pardew needs to bring in a new striker this month.

The London Evening Standard recently reported that Palace are pursuing a move for free agent striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is without a club having been released by Tottenham back in September - but the Eagles could also target another form Arsenal striker.

Wolfsburg's Nicklas Bendtner has fallen down the pecking order, sitting behind both Bas Dost and Max Kruse, to the point where he is now surplus to requirements with the Bundesliga outfit.

The Danish forward, 28, left Arsenal in the summer of 2014 after scoring 47 goals in 171 games for the Gunners, but was often criticised and mocked for his displays.

Now though, a return to the Premier League could be on the cards for Bendtner, with Pardew telling The Guardian that he is considering a move to sign the Danish international hitman.

"We’re still going down the line of Adebayor and a couple of the others mentioned, but a few more have come to light," said Pardew. "Bendtner is available, and there’s someone else we are looking at. We’re after someone who can fit into our group and give us a lift. A big player coming in might do that," he added.

Bendtner, who stands at 6ft 4in, has Premier League experience behind him, but has scored just nine goals in 44 games for Wolfsburg - a stark contrast to the 29 goals in 72 appearances for Denmark.

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