Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Late bid made for Bendtner

An interesting tidbit in the aftermath of the transfer window closing suggests we moved to bring in Nicklas Bendtner to the club:

Manchester City failed in a deadline-day bid to take Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner on loan.

City spent most of Monday scouring the market for a tall centre forward after they opted against forking out close to £25million for Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz.

Instead, they targeted a loan for 6ft 3in Bendtner but Arsenal could not afford to let him go as they were still unsure about Andrei Arshavin’s signing.

City were also linked with Schalke’s Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi, who attracted interest from Everton, Blackburn and Spurs after telling the Bundesliga side on Friday he wanted to leave.

A real surprise this one, as although putting all of our eggs in one Roque Santa Cruz shaped basket saw us end up without bringing in attacking reinforcements, I fail to see what Bendtner would have added to the side. For me he lacks mobility, and is not what you would class as prolific in front of goal.

It could be argued that he would have added the size and presence Hughes desires so much, but from what I have seen of him, would he really have offered anything that incumbents Caicedo or Jo couldn't?

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newsoftheblues said...

worry about hughes, rsc was desperate this looks worse. why did he want these players..

oh well, at least he failed.

jackblue said...

Absolutely made up story. City stated quite categorically that no bids or inquiries after the last bid went in for RSC on Sunday afternoon. So the sad hacks had to make up something more lazy lying journalism.