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Bendtner loan 'interests' Frankfurt

July 4, 2013
By Jens Weber

Eintracht Frankfurt may be on the verge of signing Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner after coach Armin Veh admitted the Danish international was an ‘interesting’ prospect.

Nicklas Bendtner
GettyImagesBendtner, who spent last season at Juventus, could go out on loan again to Frankfurt.

Speculation has intensified that the 25-year-old Bendtner would join the Bundesliga club after he was spotted at Frankfurt Airport, while Veh told Spox that despite recently acquiring former Spanish U-21 international Joselu, the club will “sign another striker”.

Frankfurter Rundschau reports that Eintracht sporting director Bruno Hubner has met up with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in London to discuss a loan move for Bendtner, but suggests the player’s wage demands may still be a sticking point.

However, the club has captured one of their main targets, with former Real Madrid player Joselu joining from Hoffenheim after the Spanish striker was among ten players told he could leave by coach Markus Gisdol.

“We worked long on that transfer and are happy that it worked out in the end” Hubner told Frankfurter Rundschau. “Joselu can certainly help our team.”

“Joselu is a team player that works hard on the pitch” added Armin Veh. “I’ve been watching him last season and am sure he will help us.”

Joselu added: “I am convinced I can help the team. I can’t wait for my first match with the Frankfurt eagles.”