Bendtner: I may not join Sunderland even if I get the chance

Bendtner: I may not join Sunderland even if I get the chance

Nicklas Bendtner says he’s not certain to make a permanent switch to Sunderland even if the opportunity arises.

The Danish striker who has spent the season on loan at the Stadium of Light admits he will have to talk to Arsenal about his future, but again stressed he doesn’t see his future at the Emirates.

Speaking to Sporten.tv2.dk, the lanky striker stated: “Never say never about Sunderland, but it is not certain I’ll be there even if the opportunity arises.

“About Arsenal. Of course I’ll have to have a talk with the club about it [my future], but it is not where my first priority is going to be. I think I have been pretty clear about it.”

“I’m not concentrating too much on my future just yet. I play the Euros first and so I’ll think about my future after that.”

Reflecting on his time in the North-East, the Dane went on to say that he is pleased that he has been afforded regular playing time, despite the Black Cats being a very different club to Arsenal.

“It’s different to what I was used to at Arsenal, but it’s been a good period for me. It has been good for me to get the games.”

As appears to be the case with both Carlos Vela and Denilson it looks as though Arsenal are struggling to offload some of their squad players on a permanent basis.

While last summer the club seemed willing enough to agree loan deals, at least lessening the burden on the wage bill, it would seem that Arsene is much more bullish about clearing the decks properly this time around.

A few seasons back transfer speculation saw Bendtner’s value hit the £10 million mark, you can’t help think we’d be lucky to get half of that these days, although a perky showing in the Euros could aid matters. Given his comments in recent weeks about life up North, Arseblog News can’t envisage the Dane agreeing to another year sharing a post code with Lee Cattermole.

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Thanks very much to @RYO_cleverfish for the interview heads up and to @ThomasLund71 for help with the translation.

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