Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner is demanding a minimum €5m-a-year contract from any potential suitors looking to sign him when his contract runs out in the summer.
According to sensational reports in the Danish press, relayed by Italian website TuttoMercato, the Denmark forward’s agent, Tom Brookes, has begun the search to find him a new club as of the summer in recent weeks, as it was all but confirmed by Arsene Wenger that he will not be offered a new deal.
Bendtner’s time at the Emirates has certainly been a tumultuous one, and the 26-year-old has frequently been sent out on loan as he’s struggled to break into the Gunners’ first-team. However, despite the fact that he’s never offered much evidence to suggest that he’s cut out for life at the top, reports now claim Brookes is asking possible new clubs to give his client a whopping €5m-a-year in salary.
Of course Bendtner has a history shrouded in controversy and only last week was he involved in an altercation with a taxi driver in Denmark that may well have put paid to his hopes of ever playing for Arsenal again. With his contract set to expire in June, and Olivier Giroud and youngster Yaya Sanogo both ahead of him in the pecking order, the failing striker’s final curtain could well have already been faced.