Steve Bruce has hinted he’d be interested in signing Nicklas Bendtner but admits the expense might be an issue for Hull City.
The former Birmingham City and Sunderland manager has plenty of TGSTEL experience, having had him on loan at both those clubs during his spells there.
But, with wages an issue, and Hull’s finances in a delicate position, he says it might be a stretch too far.
“Nicklas, I’ve had twice, and there’s no question about his ability,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s obviously, when you’re coming from a club like Arsenal, a) can we afford him? and b) would Nicklas want to come to us? So, all of those questions we have to ask ourselves and the big thing is the financial one.
“I think as a club a few years ago it got itself into a mess and, if it wasn’t for the owners now in charge, then the club would still be in a mess. We have to be well balanced and afford what we can afford, and not send the club, if we don’t succeed in what we want to do, into an abyss. We’ve got to be mindful of that.
“Nicklas Bendtner, without question, has got huge talent, but he might just be too expensive.”
Meanwhile, those looking for hints to Bendtner’s future from his Twitter feed will have been intrigued by a message posted on Saturday. The Danish striker said:
This is how we do
— Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtnerb52) July 14, 2013
Clearly it means something, but what? This is how we do what? The world is waiting for an answer. Which is probably – Make a mess of another transfer deal, but we live in hope.