Thursday, 3 September 2009

Bendter rejected Barcelona for Arsenal renewal

British tabloid The Daily Mirror claims that Arsenal forward and Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner (21) rejected the interest of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich before signing a new five-year contract at Arsenal.

Asked about the issue, the player's father and agent Thomas Bendtner is quoted by the tabloid as confirming the interest of several European top clubs: "Many clubs wanted to sign Nicklas, and some of them are among the biggest clubs in the world. It would have been very easy to find a new, great club for him, and when the biggest clubs join in, then it is really flattering for Nicklas.

But still Nicklas was never in doubt, that what he wanted the most was to stay in Arsenal. It has taken a long time to finish the contract, but the two parties have never doubted, that they wanted each other in the end. He is so happy for his new contract.

And the most important thing is, that he, in Arsene Wenger has a manager, who shows him a lot of confidence. Wenger gives Nicklas space and time to develop both as a person and a player, and that is really unique on football's top level. Nicklas feels, it is ideal for him to stay in Arsenal."

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24 comments:

lamasia said...

lol. I dont believe that Barca was interested in bendtner. He has not the quality to play for Barca. Pedro Bojan etc. are much better.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!

sho said...

Bend what? His father or the tabloid or both of them must be on cheap crack...

Anonymous said...

buhahahhaaaaaa :) what a crap! he is like the worst player I've ever seen...he is not the material for Albanian league :)))

bosnian_likes_barca said...

Heheh yes, this guy is not good, Bojan is Maradona for him.

Milo said...

"Grapes are sour" said the fox.

Grow up, kids; not everyone HAS to want to join your club.

Barca may simply have inquired about the player's status/price - since when are you all Txiki's secretaries? Pique didn't manage to turn many heads in Manchester - if he wasn't cantera material i bet you would have said the same about him.

I'd like a little moderation in you if you're to call yourselves supporters of Barca - "mes que un club". How many times has Wenger mistaken? You're offensive towards him with your sore comments

Tolq said...

Aha, someone trying to leak a false story, because Arsenal didn't get any proper reinforcements? Well I am Danish and I'm not fooled - Bendtner is still nowhere near good enough to play for Barcelona.

mike in africa said...

i hav to agree with most of ur comments. bendtner has a lot of potential and his positioning is excellent. he is BY FAR tho the worst finisher i've seen at a top club who's getting a lot of playing time. however, u gotta trust wenger's judgement n admire his patience. he might jus b world class 1 day.

Anonymous said...

Bendter has van persie, eduardo and Vela in front of him in terms of quality in arsenal.

Anonymous said...

@Milo

Or perhaps Bendtner's dad just wanted to score some easy points with the fans, by saying he rejected a lot of major clubs to stay at Arsenal. What in the world would Barca use him for? Or Inter, or Bayern? He doesn't have the class to play in any of those clubs, and that Wenger hangs on to him is beyond me. He's overrated, and cannot for the life of him score. And as a Dane, I can also wholeheartedly say that he seems like a moron in the press. He actually thinks he's one of the best there is--confidence is good, selfdelusion isn't.

Anonymous said...

This guy is totally useless crap . He is NOT Barça quality . One of the worst players I have ever seen !!

Anonymous said...

Guys Bendtner is not such a loser as make him look to be. He's been very good in wings for Arsenal this season. He's putting a LOT of pressure on the opponent defenders and providing a lot of assistance for his own defenders. He's not got poor shot as some of you are claiming. He's got every thing to be a great striker except for experience. He does dribble nice, got nice positioning,is wipping in nice crosses, nice finishing; only after beating 1 or 2 defenders with his tricks he seems a bit lost and doesn't look like he has a clue of what to do next. So he spends a li'l more time on the ball than he need to and loses the possession. But he'd learn that with time. He's gonna be very good. But at the same time I'm not saying he's Barca quality or any thing. But just don't write him off already.

When Guardiola wanted to buy Adebayor and we even bid for him, I thought that Guardiola doesn't know shit about transfers. He only wants to add a new dimension to our attack(read heading) But Adebayor definitely proved me wrong. Look at his performances for City, he's working his ass off. Even Tevez seems like a lazy bugger these while playing beside Adeb. Guardiola seriously wanted Arshavin & when he couldn't get him he went for Hleb hoping he'd live up to his standards he set for himself at Arsenal. Now, it is clear Adeb & Arshavin are very good players and indeed would have been huge success at Barca. Looking into these facts, I have all my doubts about Guardiola's transfer targets cleared. Now, I'm more confident about Ibra & Chygra settling in easily and would be great additions to the squad :)

hamad_ali said...

if bendner comes close to barca i will switch to watching basketball instead of football .
@ milo : arsene isn't god , many of the youngsters he calls great are just a bunch of useless crap he kept looking for DM two seasons ago while he had flamini right under his nose and look what he ended up with , diaby , song , denilson???? he's not bad at spotting talents but he's not that good either .

tero said...

Oh man bendtner is so bad...I'm surprised that he has been even in Arsenal so long,he's not good there either

SJP said...

i've respected wenger for a long time and he does have a VERY good eye for talent, would cesc be half the player he is now without wenger?
BUT i lost all respect for him when he attacked messi and pedro in an interview when grilled about the eduardo dive. messi will ignore the comments but pedro is in a breakthrough season and to single him out was below the belt.

Angustos said...

one of the worst strikers I have ever seen in my life. How in hell does Wenger rate him so much?

titi14 said...

give me a break, this guy is antitalent, he's not even player for third league club, maybe Barca Athletic wanted to buy him to warm bench ;), bullshit!!!

Torre said...

Not a bad player. Hardworking, but lack of creativity seems like "don't know what to do with possession" type of player. Let see how well he developes.

In mean time, I rather see his name and his pink boots away from Barca.

Anonymous said...

i agree with Mila on this one.
he is not the worst
arsene knows all about creating a great team an choosing the right players.
so enough with your rude comments.bitter barcas.

creus said...

Oh, thank god for that. Bendtner sucks.

Anonymous said...

First of all he's actually before Eduardo and definately Vela in the hierarchy of the arsenal strikers.....
And I think your opinion of him is mostly based on his performances on the wing which isn't his favourite position at all. His qualities are much better used as the main striker or together with a faster player in a 4-4-2 formation, which actually suits him better. Barca's 4-3-3 (which arsenal also use right now) is not the best for a player like him, therefore I think Wenger is developing him on the wing so he can be a more versatile and flexible striker ( Just like he did with Henry in his first years in Arsenal ). I think in a few years when he's developed he will prove all your haters wrong with a bunch of goals!

Anonymous said...

lol lol lol......what is a bedtnerd?

Omar said...

I never liked Bendtner to be honest, and I'd rather give someone from Barca B, or youth teams a chance ahead of signing Bendtner. Besides, who needs Bendtner, when we have Bojan? I also think Bendtner is overrated, but then again, so is most of EPL!

barca96 said...

SJP..
you said that wenger said something bad about messi and pedro? what is it??
what did messi and pedro do wrong? they didnt dive..
that professor better check his own players first before commenting on others

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