The rumour mills have been abuzz with reports claiming that Manchester City misfit Emmanuel Adebayor will be leaving Eastlands for Juventus. Ade has struggled for a first team starting place ever since the arrival of Mario Balotelli and David Silva.
Making only 2 Premier League starts this season, it is looking very likely that Adebayor’s EPL career could end as soon as January. Although the Premier League has not confirmed the deal, it is believed that Adebayor has been in contact with the Turin club for a possible winter move.
With uncertainty concerning Ade’s move, Juventus have put in place a Plan B should the deal fall through. Juventus are prepared to move for Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner if they fail to capture Adebayor.It is ironical because in the first place, Ade left the Gunners because of constant tussles with Bendtner. It would be exciting to see what would happen if they ended in the same club.
Bendtner himself has remain open to a move saying that he could move if he continues warming the bench.
“If the situation doesn’t change, if I keep sitting on the bench at Arsenal, I will leave. It’s as simple as that.”
At only 22 years of age, Bendtners scoring record is very impressive for a player who mainly comes on as a sub. In his 132 appearances for Arsenal, Bendtner has scored 37 goals.
Rivals AC Milan have also expressed interest in Bendtner. Milan are in the market for a top striker to replace the injured duo Inzaghi and Pato.
“In January the priority is a great forward,”
“Either we find a top striker or we might as well stay as we are.”
However, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger will not Bendtner leave unless he receives an enticing offer. A leading source said that Wenger realises Bendtner’s potential and he is keen on seeing him live up to it.
“Arsene wants to keep Nicklas until the end of the season while the team is still challenging for honours and will then listen to offers for him,”
“He has had a lot of interest in him over the last few years in England and on the Continent and has always resisted them because he believes in his potential but recognizes it might be a good time to cash in, especially if Nicklas is unhappy.”
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