According to talkSPORT, new Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has Nicklas Bendtner at the top of his summer shopping list.
Laudrup has signed a two-year deal to follow in the footsteps of Brendan Rodgers, who recently took over at Liverpool, and apparently see’s Bendtner as the perfect player for his team. We all know that Nicklas is going to leave Arsenal in the summer, so Swansea could represent a decent opportunity for the Dane if he wishes to stay in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger tried to sell Bendtner last summer but was unable to find a buyer who would meet our valuation; Nicklas subsequently was sent out on a season-long loan to Sunderland.
Bendtner (the self-confessed “best player in the world”) will not doubt be looking for a slightly more established club than Swansea and is maybe considering extending his stay at Sunderland. He had a decent-ish end to the season and seems to be fitting in rather well at the Stadium of Light. Given that we have already signed Lukas Podolski and we are about to close on Olivier Giroud, there is nothing to suggest that Nicklas will be back at Arsenal next season. He is a player who could do a decent job at a middle-of-the-table club. Nothing more, nothing less.
In my opinion a move to the Liberty Stadium would be a fantastic opportunity given as Swansea are an up-and-coming club with great ambitions. Finishing 11th in your first season in the Premier League is not an easy achievement and Brendan Rodgers has clearly created a very strong squad with many talented individuals. I have no idea how much money we would get, but a few million would be fine considering that he would finally be off our books.