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Bendtner price too high for Hull

Steve Bruce says Bendtner may just be too expensive

By | 15th July 2013

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has told Sky Sports News that Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner may be out of his price range. The giant Danish striker had been linked to the club throughout the summer, but Bruce now suggests that it’s not a question of Bendtner’s ability, but instead a question of financial feasibility.

Bruce is no stranger to Bendtner, having managed him at two separate clubs already. The pair linked up at both Birmingham City and Sunderland, as Bendtner has spent considerable time away from the Emirates Stadium despite being under contract with the Gunners since 2005. The 25 year old spent the entirety of last season on loan at Serie A giants Juventus, and is now struggling to find a new home before the transfer window closes.

“Nicklas, I’ve had twice, and there’s no question about his ability,” Bruce told Sky Sports News.

“It’s obviously, when you’re coming from a club like Arsenal, a) can we afford him? and b) would Nicklas want to come to us?

“So, all of those questions we have to ask ourselves and the big thing is the financial one.

“I think as a club a few years ago it got itself into a mess and, if it wasn’t for the owners now in charge, then the club would still be in a mess.

“We have to be well balanced and afford what we can afford, and not send the club, if we don’t succeed in what we want to do, into an abyss. We’ve got to be mindful of that.

“Nicklas Bendtner, without question, has got huge talent, but he might just be too expensive.”

Bendtner’s place at Arsenal

There appears to be little room for the Dane to stay at the Emirates, considering Arsenal’s recent purchases of both Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski. Both players enjoyed decent goal returns during last season, and both are eyeing further recruits up front. The Gunners have constantly been linked with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer, with Arsene Wenger seemingly finally ready to splash the cash.

Should Hull find a way to make the deal happen? Can Bendtner cut it in the Premier League? Have your say below!

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