Unconfirmed internet reports are stating that Charlton Athletic are exploring a shock move for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. The Denmark striker is a free agent following his release from German club Wolfsburg earlier this year. The 28-year-old is still on the look out for a new club and The Addicks are interested in signing him.
However, his wages could be a problem in a club where the purse strings are tightly held for most (but not all) matters. He has been linked with Queens Park Rangers in recent days, but they are not pursuing their interest, so his agent may be getting desperate.
Once one of the brightest emerging striker’s in European football; Bendtner’s career has been blighted by a host of off-the-field problems. But at 28 he still has a number of years ahead of him. The striker joined Wolfsburg on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer of 2014 and made 47 appearances, scoring nine goals, but things soured last season.
Bendtner was fined twice for breaches of discipline concerning training sessions. In February, the Bundesliga club fined him for driving to training in a Mercedes S-Class when the club are owned by rival manufacturer Volkswagen. Bendtner was then forced to train alone and fined £1,770 for turning up 45 minutes late for a session.
Any car problems could be overcome by an offer of any Belgian made vehicle of his choice. He might then find himself making his way to matches in the same manner as players did in the past: on the bus or on foot.
He is known in Denmark as 'Lord' Bendtner and has been linked in his personal life with Caroline luel-Brockoorf, an associate of the Danish royal family: Career details