There was much discussion about what three conditions Nicklas Bendtner put on any club that came in to buy him from Arsenal, in fact we had a few humourous predictions made on JustArsenal yesterday in this post.
So obviously this got the journalists thinking and it was only a matter of time before someone tracked him down to get clarification of his demands and it looks like Sky Sports got in first.
The first and foremost demand is that the club must be playing in the Champions League and also that he must be in commuting distance to London so he can visit his son regularly.
The other conditions are a little more vague (and I think that he probably thought these up on the spur of the moment as I don’t think any contract could possibly guarantee them! The Sky report quotes him as saying:
He continued: “Secondly I need to be happy. A lot of people think that it is all about the money, but money does not matter if you are not happy.
“I have been in a situation before where I made a lot of money without being happy. I need to be happy when I come in which is universal for everyone.
“You need to be excited to come in to work.”
Asked about the final condition, Bendtner concluded: “Playing regularly.”
So that tells me that one of the other conditions is certainly about money. Probably he wants a substantial increase on his current wages at Arsenal (which may or may not make him happy!)
And as for the last one. Is there any top Champions League side that doesn’t have a choice of strikers in case of injury or confidence problems, so no-one will guarantee that he “plays regularly”.
So, if we assume that the demands he has quoted are true, is Bendtner likely to find a club that can accomodate those terms?