Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt have played down suggestions that they are on the verge of signing Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.
Frankfurt were believed to be one of the club’s interested in Bendtner’s services this summer and a deal looked close to being completed earlier this week. The German club were keen to sign the Danish international, but they have said that his wage demands are too high.
Frankfurt’s chairman Heribert Bruchhagen is quoted as saying the following:
“Chances are slim that Nicklas Bendtner will be joining us.
He is simply in a different salary class and even if we would be able to pay those wages, he cannot deceive our key players.
We would just able to afford a Nicklas Bendtner salary inside our wages budget. I would think it is definitely unrealistic to believe Arsenal FC could be out to heavily subsidize this deal.” – Frankfurt’s chairman on Nicklas Bendtner’s wage demands – Quotes: Sky Sports
It seems stupid to me that Bendtner would ask for such high wages. I appreciate that it is Arsenal’s fault for putting him on such high wages in the first place (believed to be £52,000 a week) but Bendtner has to realise he will never play for Arsenal again. Not only this, but a team that can offer him European football next year (Europa League) were after him but his greed appears to have put Frankfurt off. I can’t see him getting many better offers elsewhere in honesty.