Nicklas Bendtner to Aston Villa: Former Arsenal striker linked with move to Villa Park
Danish media reporting Paul Lambert is keen on the free agent
Wednesday 09 July 2014
Aston Villa are lining up a move for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, according to the Danish media.
Bendtner is a free agent after his deal with Arsenal expired and Paul Lambert is believed to be interested in bringing him to Villa Park.
The 26-year-old scored just twice in 14 appearances for Arsenal last season and was used mostly as a substitute by Arsene Wenger.
Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt have already offered Bendtner a three-year deal but he is believed to want to remain in the Premier League.
With Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak both suffering from long-term injury problems, Lambert wants to add another striker to his squad. Paul Lambert is looking to add attacking options
Nicklas Helenius will re-join Aalborg on a season-long loan after becoming unhappy with a lack of first team opportunities.
Villa have already added two free agents to their squad this summer, with Philippe Senderos and Joe Cole on already confirmed.
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