Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew appears to be the next in line to show his appreciation for Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, who is certainly not coming back to the Emirates at the end of the current season. The Magpies are looking to sign the player on a permanent basis.
Bendtner, 23, who is currently on loan to Sunderland, previously expressed his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium and pursue his career elsewhere after he found himself way below in the pecking order with the likes of Gervinho, Robin van Persie and Marouane Chamakh around and got frustrated with the less opportunities to feature in the Gunners first team.
Although Newcastle have shown their interest in Bendtner, it is still uncertain if the striker will opt for a move to St James Park as he has already made clear his desire of playing in the UEFA Champions League which the Magpies cannot promise him. However, if the team continues its good form till May in the Premiership, there can still be a possibility for them to feature in Europe's most elite competition.
A number of Premier League sides have shown their interest for the Copenhagen-born forward and Pardew feels that his side's prolific run in the current Premiership season can convince the player to sign for them after the team benefitted from the inclusion of the French born Senegalese international Demba ba who alone has scored nine out 19 Newcastle goals this season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking for a fee of around £8-10 million for the forward and Pardew hopes that owner Mike Ashley will agree to finance the move if the team secures a European qualification when the season ends, according to a Caughtoffside report.
Nicklas Bendtner, who arrived at Arsenal from Danish club Kobenhavns Boldklub in 2004, has made a total of 157 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions and has managed to score only 45 times.