Dane could now see out the season at the Emirates after all.
Hull City head coach Steve Bruce says that it will be very difficult for the Tigers to sign unwanted Arsenal front man Nicklas Bendtner this summer due to the finances involved in bringing the Dane to the KC stadium, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The newly promoted Premier League outfit are desperate to add at least one new striker to their squad this season before the transfer window finally slams shut for business for the year on Sept 2.
So far, the former Manchester United captain has been able to sign attackers Danny Graham from Swansea City and Evian’s Yannick Sagbo, however, Bruce is still targeting one more forward so as to give his side the best chance of staying in the top flight this campaign.
And the player he is eyeing up is Arsenal’s lanky Denmark international, who has been told by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger that he no longer has a future at the Emirates and is now surplus to requirements in north London.
However, the main stumbling block to Bruce being able to land the misfiring 25-year-old is Bendtner’s current £50,000-per-week salary in the capital, a figure that Hull are simply just not able to afford.
“Everyone assumes (an interest in Bendtner) but the problem with Nic is can I afford him?” said Bruce.
“He has a huge salary. I’ve been able to get him on loan at my last two clubs. I know the lad, he has terrific ability but it’s difficult with the amount of money he earns at the minute.
“For us to go and make a huge difference, to get a striker who can get 20 goals a year…where does a club like ours get them?”