Newcastle linked with shock swoop for former Arsenal and Sunderland striker

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been linked with a shock move to Newcastle United.

Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner

The Danish frontman is unsettled at German side Wolfsburg and has stated his desire to quit the club this month.

Bendtner, who had a spell on loan at Sunderland in 2011-12 – and scored a penalty against Newcastle at St James’s Park – has seen his career stall in recent years.

And German newspaper Bild have claimed Newcastle are interested in a loan move for the 27-year-old.

The Magpies have previously been linked with Bendtner’s Wolfsburg team-mate Bas Dost.