There are some brilliant combos at the Football Transfer Tavern bar, Jack Daniels and coke or gin and tonic, for example. However, Michael Morgan has just rocked up here and has news of another ‘double act’ that are looking to reunite – Hull City manager Steve Bruce and Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, according to The Sun.
The Danish striker is available for a cut price £3 million, after his move to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt fell through this week. Bruce knows what the 25-year-old is all about, having previously taken him on loan at Birmingham City and Sunderland earlier on in his career.
The Tigers have turned their attentions to the super confident Dane after a move for Burnley’s Charlie Austin fell through, when he failed a medical. Furthermore, the Premier League new boys have been priced out of moves for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent and Celtic’s Gary Hooper.
Bendtner is deemed surplus to requirements by Arsene Wenger, who sent him on loan to Juventus last season, and it looks like his eight seasons on the Gunners books could be over. Bruce will be hoping he can get the best out of Bendtner, again and see him add to the 19 Premier League goals he already has, under him.
We were ready to call ‘last orders’ but, just as Michael Morgan was leaving, and through a mouthful of crisps, he said that Hull City could also seal a deal for free agent, Steve Harper, who departed Newcastle United after a long career up in the North East.