Nicklas Bendtner has 58 appearances to his name for Denmark
Nicklas Bendtner has 58 appearances to his name for Denmark

Wolfsburg snap up Denmark star Bendtner

Wolfsburg - VfL Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner.

'Fits the bill'

The 26-year-old former Arsenal FC striker signed a three-year contract with the Lower Saxony outfit that will keep him at the club until 30 June 2017. "I didn't need long to decide when Wolfsburg approached me," Bendtner said at his official unveiling at Volkswagen Arena. "You're just happy when a good club [like Wolfsburg] come up with an offer."

Voted Denmark's Footballer of the Year in 2009, Bendtner says he is looking forward to a new challenge in Germany's top flight, having spent nine years in the English Premier League with both Arsenal and Sunderland AFC, as well as a one-year stint with Italian giants Juventus. "The Bundesliga is a fantastic league, one that has developed very well in recent years," he explained.

VfL head coach Dieter Hecking seemed equally excited after acquiring the services of the 1.94-metre forward. "Nicklas is just the type of player we were looking for," he said. "He fits the bill perfectly and will be a good addition to our squad."