‘Menace’ Bendtner is released by Wolfsburg

Date published: Monday 25th April 2016 2:44

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Wolfsburg have terminated the contract of Nicklas Bendtner over a year early after a series of disciplinary breaches.

The former Arsenal ‘striker’ last played in early February and was banned from first-team training in March for various misdemeanours, including repeatedly turning up late for training.

A statement read: ‘Striker Nicklas Bendtner is no longer a VfL Wolfsburg player. The contract with the 28-year-old Dane, which had been valid until June 2017, has been terminated with immediate effect.

‘Bendtner had not trained with the team for quite some time and was recently exempted from participation.’

The Dane has scored only two Bundesliga goals this season and has made 47 appearances for Wolfsburg since joining from Arsenal in 2014, scoring nine goals.

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs recently described him as a ‘menace’ and has now said: “Both Nicklas and ourselves had high hopes of his engagement at VfL Wolfsburg, but after two years, we have had to ascertain that the expectations were neither fulfilled for him nor for us and a continued cooperation made no sense for either side.”

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