Wolfsburg forced to sign Nicklas Bendtner instead of Fernando Torres

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Nicklas Bendtner finally found a new club earlier today when he signed a three-year contract Wolfsburg, but the Arsenal's misfit's unveiling at a hastily arranged press conference threatened to descend into face thanks to a frank admission from Wolves boss Dieter Hecking.

Bendtner finally ended six infamous seasons with Arsenal when his contract ran out at the end of last season, but has struggled to find a new club ever since thanks largely to sizeable wage demands and a reputation as something of a controversial figure thanks to a steady stream of off-field misdemeanours.

Wolfsburg have decided to take a gamble though and are hoping Bendtner can settle down and harness his talent with consistent first-team football, but only after Hecking admitted their attention turned following failed bids for the likes of Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata.

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That pesky top shelf

Hecking made the admission about Wolfsburg's lowered ambitions leading to Bendtner this morning, declaring: "We dared to touch the top shelf of players.

"It’s empty now though, so we need to look a bit further down."

It's definitely time to sink or swin at the top level for Bendtner, with the Danish international still yet to hit double figures in a top-flight league season despite definitely possessing the talent to do so.

Arsene Wenger sent the forward out on loan to both Sunderland and Juventus but he couldn't earn a permanent deal with either, but the Bundesliga does look suited to his game, which is based on physical presence and a poacher's instinct in the penalty area.

Bendtner will have a big battle on to win Wolfsburg fans over though, after they attempted to sign several more exciting forwards in the past few months and disappointingly came up short.

Torres and co. choose other options

Wolfsburg primary strike target early in the summer was Belgian powerhouse Romelu Lukaku, but he preferred a return to Everton and a chance to prove his worth once again the Premier League.

Morata was also considered but wanted to try his luck in Serie A with the added carrot of Champions League football with Juventus, which led the Wolves to launch a bid for Torres.

Wolfsburg president Francisco Sanz made a direct approach to the Chelsea forward's agent, but he wasn't prepared to walk away from a Blues contract which is worth a whopping £150,000-a-week.

Torres couldn't dream of picking up that kind of salary in the Bundesliga and so for now is happy to play second fiddle to Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge, a stance which finally forced Wolfsburg to throw a Bendtner a career lifeline with a big club chasing Champions League qualification once again this season.

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