Danish national team manager, Morten Olsen, has urged Nicklas Bendtner to sort out his future and find regular football.
Speaking to sporten.dk, Olsen said Bendtner had shown maturity in his decision to leave Arsenal but advised him not to let his career pass him by.
“No footballer wants to look back on a career as a 35-year-old and remember that you sat on the bench constantly”, he said. “Nicklas must play now, and he knows that too.
“I also think that Nicklas is showing maturity by leaving Arsenal. He loves the club because he has been there since he was quite young, but it’s time to start over again. He needs a club where he can start from scratch, and it must happen with some humility”.
Bendtner was left out of Arsenal’s Asian tour so he could discuss a move to an as yet unknown club. Borrusia Dortmund have again denied interest in him while Hamburg would struggle to match the financial demands of both Arsenal and the player. However, Olsen feels the Bundesliga could be the perfect place for Bendtner.
“It’s a great place to come to develop and it would also be a great league for Nicklas. There is tremendous competition, large modern stadiums and good money. More and more of the biggest players take to the Bundesliga. It’s almost become trendy!”
Last month Bendtner was urged to be more realistic in his choice of new club while this week reports in the English press have linked him with Fulham and Aston Villa.