Championship side Nottingham Forest has signed former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a two-year contract.
The 28-year Danish international was available on a free transfer after having his contract with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg terminated. Bendtner scored 24 goals in 108 Premier League appearances for Arsenal. During his time with the Gunners, the outspoken striker had loan spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus.
He signed with Wolfsburg in 2014, scoring three goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances. Bendtner said that he’s excited to join Forest in their battle for promotion to the Premier League.
“Nottingham Forest is a big club with a great history and I can see myself fitting in here very well,” Bendtner told the club’s official website. “The way the head coach plays football was something that spoke to me and I’m very pleased have signed for Forest.
“The club is rebuilding itself now with some very talented players and I look forward to being a part of that. If we reach our targets then it will be an amazing season. The head coach seems like a very professional guy, a man who wants to play football in the right way and who wants to do well.
“I’ve had a couple of training sessions already, it’s a great group of lads right from the coaching staff to the medical staff to the players. They’ve taken a lot of time to show me everything here at the club so I’m really pleased.”
Forest sits in 7th place in the Championship standings with 9 points in five games.