Bendtner is available on a free after a spell at Arsenal where he almost singlehandedly became the face of the club’s woes. His star never shone as brightly as he saw it, yet it was never as dim as fans would allow you to believe.
At 26 years of age, Bendtner has his best years ahead of him, and he would prefer to opt for a stay in the Premier League. Back when he used to grace the Emirates pitch on a more regular basis, Bendtner showed himself to possess confidence on the ball, with a combination of strength and poise. His international goalscoring record – 24 in 56 – is nothing to be sniffed at, and in the Premier League this season he possessed the best goals per minutes ratio of every player. He may not be the option Saints fans would wish for, but Bendtner has years to improve, and if he settled at a club where he was given another chance, there is every chance he could yet fulfil SOME of the potential he claims to have.