Tottenham’s prolonged search for some Harry Kane cover may be finally coming to a conclusion, with an influx of bets from Germany suggesting Spurs may be close to a deal for the ‘Danish Solskjaer’.
The possibility of seeing this protracted hunt for striking reinforcements drawing to a close is sure to excite supporters, but unveiling the identity behind the aforementioned moniker to be none other than former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner, any elation will quickly evolve into dismay.
Yet, the money coming in from Germany for Bendtner’s next club to be Tottenham has prompted the price of this eventuality occurring before the transfer window closes to plummet from 100/1 into 14/1.
Dubbed the ‘Danish Solskjaer’ on account of his tendency to start games on the bench, before being unleashed when his side are in need of a goal, the Wolfsburg frontman holds the Premier League record for the fastest strike registered by a substitute, notching six seconds after his introduction for Arsenal against Spurs, funnily enough, in 2007.
Despite this, Gunners fans won’t be surprised to hear the self-titled ‘Lord Bendtner’ has notched just once since August. It’s this substandard strike rate and recent struggles for fitness that have seen the Dane slip down the pecking order at the Volkswagen Arena.
Still, despite his form issues, the 28-year-old is fully recovered from his most recent ailments and would provide some cheap relief for Spurs’ chief line-leader, while also boasting decent and Premier League and international pedigree.
With 72 caps and 29 goals for Denmark, Bendtner’s eye for goal might not be as his club record indicates and could prove excellent filler material in Spurs’ lightweight squad.