This source, and not me, suggests the deal to take this Gunners striker to Moscow is already done and dusted!
According to sources close to Spartak Moscow management, a deal has been reached already between the Russian side and Arsenal for Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner to be on his way to the Russian capital on January.
Spartak have been looking for a striker to replace Roman Pavlyuchenko whom has moved away to join Tottenham Hotspurs is the last day of the summer transfer window, and seem to see Bendtner as the ideal replacement.
The finalized deal terms according to online reports include a sum of €6 million to be paid to the Gunners for the release of their 21 year old front man who’s goal in the last round of the CL group stage proved decisive for Arsenal to progress to the knock-outs.
Meanwhile, Arsenal themselves are after a number of young goal scorers especially with Adebayor struggling for form and Eduardo still sidelined. (footylatest.com)
Nicklas Bendtner has his detractors but no one can deny that at just 20 he still has time to prove himself but according to this report he will be doing so under the tutelage of Spartak Boss and fellow Dane Michael Laudrup. I am not sure if this deal is as complete as this source makes out but it does seem that Arsene may be considering letting the player leave, but perhaps only on a loan deal to begin with. Do Arsenal fans want to see the club give the forward another chance to prove himself?
Brand New Feature. (1-10 scale, One = Pure make believe, Ten = is a transfer all but complete)
Mr Comfort’s Likely-ometer: 5/10