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One year after Nottingham Forest dumped him, Nicklas Bendtner reportedly set for China

Denmark's striker Nicklas Bendtner celebrates after scoring their fifth goal from the penalty spot during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match, second leg, between Republic of...

The Danish international is apparently set to make a move to Beijing Guoan this week.

Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark looks on during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Denmark and Republic of Ireland at Telia Parken on November 11, 2017 in Copenhagen,...Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark looks on 

It is nearly a year now since Nottingham Forest cut their losses on Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner. His spell at the club was ravaged by injury and in the end his departure seemed inevitable for a controversial figure.

But, according to reports in Norway and China, it seems that Bendtner has come good over the past 12 months.

TV2 is reporting that his club Rosenborg have accepted an offer from Chinese side Beijing Guoan and the player is now in talks about a money-spinning move to the Chinese Super League.

Nicklas Bendtner of Nottingham Forest reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Derby, England.Nicklas Bendtner of Nottingham Forest

The transfer window for China shuts today but it seems that a deal is looking very likely. Bendtner will partner Cedric Bakambu up front, who made a big-money move from Villarreal earlier in the month.

It is quite the turnaround for Bendtner, but he has earned it with his excellent displays in Norway for Rosenborg over the past year.

Villarreal's forward from DR Congo Cedric Bakambu celebrates a goal during the Europa League football match Villarreal CF vs FC Astana at La Ceramica stadium in Vila-real on September 14,...Villarreal's forward from DR Congo Cedric Bakambu 

The Dane scored just twice in 17 games after joining Forest in September 2016, and was released from his deal at the club in March.

Now it seems he is set for a bumper payday and a chance to prove himself in another new country.

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