Wantaway Arsenal frontman Nicklas Bendtner is edging closer to an exit through the doors of the Emirates this summer, and has his form at the ongoing European Championships to thank for the steep rise in interest for him.
Bendtner has for a while now been looking to force an exit out of the North London club after growing frustrated with his lack of opportunities under Arsene Wenger, and was sent out on loan to Sunderland for the whole of the previous season.
One of the most confident young strikers on the European circuit, Bendtner reportedly turned down a permanent contract from the Black Cats this summer in order to fuel his desire to play in the Champions League next season, and while that looked unlikely till recently, his performances in Poland and Ukraine could have shifted the odds of that possibility in his favour.
The centre-forward’s agent Jesper Lynghus told Danish newspaper bold.dk that interest was emerging from all quarters for the talented 24-year old, suggesting that clubs from all over the world were eyeing a possible swoop for Bendtner.
“The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012,” said Lynghus. “We are getting closer day by day. We are not commenting on individual deals at the moment, but it is fair to say the interest in Nicklas is global.”
Bendtner is expected to leave the Gunners this off-season, with Wenger having already bought the strike duo of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to partner Robin van Persie.