Nicklas Bendtner’s new advisor Tom Brookes has stressed that he and his client are not in a rush to sort the Dane’s future with a possible Arsenal stay still apparently an option.
Refusing to be drawn on a link with AC Milan, Brookes, who works for International Sports Management, gave an update to TV 2 Sporten:
“I can certainly say that the interest is there. I cannot say from whom. I have no authority to disclose such confidential information, but it is as you would expect with Nicklas.
“He has a good age, he’s a top player, and on top of a good European championship tournament, he is obviously one that many clubs would like to have in the squad. So it is natural that clubs will be interested as they are. But which clubs I can not say. ”
Not included in Arsenal’s squad for the tour of Asia, Bendtner has remained in London this week to work on his fitness and to pick over possible contract offers.
“I think it is in everyone’s interest that the sooner we know what will happen next season, the better,” continued Brookes.
“That being said, it is important to make the right choices so that all parties are happy.
“There is no panic or desperation to get clarification as soon as possible, it is about doing the right thing for Nicklas’ career – whether it be at Arsenal or somewhere else.
“It’s an important year for Nicklas. He has a good age, he is harmless, and he is fully charged after a good holiday. So he’s ready. Now we just need to find out where he should play.”
Arseblog News think it is interesting that Bendtner’s agent should even hint at a possible stay at the Emirates given the player’s apparent determination to secure regular first team football. Of course, with Robin van Persie seemingly on his way out, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski as yet untested in the Premier League, and the likes of Ju-Young Park and Marouane Chamakh also tipped for exits, there remains an outside chance that Arsene Wenger views the 24-year-old as an attacking option this season.
Cheers to @RYO_cleverfish for the heads up