Frankfurt confirm Bendtner talks


Borussia Moenchengladbach may not be interested in Nicklas Bendtner but Bundesliga rivals Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed they have held serious talks with the Danish striker.

Under contract at Arsenal for one more year the Gunners are still looking to extract a transfer fee from any interested parties despite the fact the 25-year-old’s value has dropped considerably in the last couple of years.

Just a couple of years ago Bendtner would likely have been outside of Frankfurt’s budget but with injuries, off-field ill-discipline and two unsuccessful loan spells behind him his star has dropped drastically with suggestions he could leave for as little as €5m.

“We are talking seriously with Bendtner,” Heribert Bruchhagen, Frankfurt’s executive chairman, told Danish press.

Frankfurt have qualified for next season’s Europa League, a competition they won in 1980 in it’s previous incarnation as the UEFA Cup, but hardly sit in the same category of prestigious clubs previously linked with Bendtner.

For his part, the striker does appear open to the idea of dropping a level having accepted the importance of guaranteeing regular first team football.

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