Monday 21 May 2018

Alan Pardew considers loan swoop for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner

Samuel Stevens

Crystal Palace are considering a deal to bring former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner back to the Premier League, manager Alan Pardew has revealed.

The 28-year-old has been used sparingly at Wolfsburg since signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit in 2014, scoring three goals in 28 appearances.

Eagles boss Pardew has been made aware of the Denmark international’s availability and may try to sign him on a six-month loan deal.

Palace are on the look-out for striking cover and have recently been linked with a move for Bendtner’s ex-teammate Emmanuel Adebayor.

“We’re still going down the line of Adebayor and a couple of the others mentioned, but a few more have come to light,” said Pardew, who looks set to be without Dwight Gayle and Bakary Sako against Tottenham on Saturday.

“Bendtner is available, and there’s someone else we are looking at. We’re after someone who can fit into our group and give us a lift. A big player coming in might do that.

"We’re having a terrific season, but we’re experiencing a lull right now. So we need to give the fans a lift, as well as those in our group. We have to take that opportunity (and secure a forward). It will make sense for our fans, our players, and our chairman, Steve Parish. He’s probably keener than me and is hunting around for one.”

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