German side Wolfsurg have terminated the contract of former Arsenal striker Niklas Bendtner.
A statement on the clubs website 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 partici-pation.The striker joined VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer in the summer of 2014 and since then made 47 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals.”
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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,” Klaus Allofs said.For that reason, the mutual decision to end our association prematurely is thus the best solution for all parties. We wish Nicklas all the very best for his future career.”
The former Arsenal striker who since March had suspended from training due to what the club termed “unsatisfactory behaviour” will now hope to keep fit in order to join another club when the window opens in June.