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Bendtner signs with Wolfsburg

After prolonger speculation and reject offers elsewhere, striker Nicklas Bendtner lands in the Bundesliga.

Bendtner signs with Wolfsburg
Photo: Toby Melville/Scanpix
The transfer saga surrounding Danish international striker Nicklas Bendtner has come to an end after the former Arsenal player signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg. 
 
Bendtner has rejected several high-earning offers elsewhere during the summer before settling on Wolfsburg. Reports suggest that his annual salary will exceed 20 million kroner ($3.6 million) whilst turning out for the Volkswagen-owned club.
 
Wolfsburg finished fifth in last season's Bundesliga and will look to take part in the Europe League as well as trying to emulate or even better last year's Bundesliga placement.
 
Bendtner bagged 47 goals for Arsenal in 168 appearances but was allowed to become a free agent by the London-based giants, meaning Wolfsburg did not had to pay a transfer fee for his services. 

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‘I’m fine — under the circumstances’: Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country's opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing "fine" in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

'I’m fine — under the circumstances': Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital
Danish striker Christian Eriksen tweeted a picture of himself in hospital. Photo: DBU

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

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Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital. He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post. “Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

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