It takes a pretty special player to cross a vicious divide. Carlos Tevez is a world class striker. Sol Campbell was a commanding centre-back. Luis Figo was a former World Player of the Year. You have to be extremely confident, classy and a complete player. So, Nicklas Bendtner to Spurs? Oh dear.
Yes, the Danish striker has said that he’s keen on a move to Tottenham after his loan spell with Juventus comes to an end. Bendtner has only played six games for The Old Lady since he moved there in August and is yet to open his account with the Turin club.
Despite still belonging to the Gunners, he has said in an interview that he would move to Spurs, should they come in for him, but surely that can’t happen.
Despite the fact that Tottenham are a touch light on strikers I can’t see them being keen on a player who has scored only 41 league goals in nearly 170 games. Whilst they could do with another frontman, Bendtner is not that man. Spurs have Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as their attacking options and the Dane will not improve that.
AVB has a habit of only playing one striker, despite recent tinkering, so a fourth striker is not necessarily vital. Daniel Levy is a shrewd operator and I can’t see him paying Nicklas’ fairly hefty wages for a player who has rarely impressed wherever he’s been.
To be honest, I can’t really see Spurs being in the market for any striker, least of all a current Arsenal man who has a pretty shoddy goals-to-games ratio.
Bendtner could do much worse than to knuckle down, lose a bit of the weight that he was criticised for at the beginning of his Juventus stint and try sticking that round white thing in that large rectangular netty thing a few times.
His Arsenal days seem to be numbered and he didn’t exactly shine at Sunderland, so it’s tough to see where he could go. Somewhere like West Ham could suit his style of play, but if there’s one place he’s not going, it’s White Hart Lane.