Nicklas Bendtner will spend the season on loan with Sunderland. The Danish striker sealed a deadline day deal with Steve Bruce having seen his name linked with Stoke City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers in a breathless day of negotiations.
A statement on the Sunderland website confirms that the 23-year-old will again join forces with Steve Bruce, who had previously coached Bendtner during a loan spell at Birmingham City.
Speaking about the deal, Steve Bruce remarked:
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Nicklas previously. I had him as an 18-year-old and he helped clinch promotion for Birmingham.
“He’s an outstanding talent and is a big, physical presence who will lead the line magnificently for us.”