Nicklas Bendtner is a free agent after Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg decided to cancel his contract with over a year left on his current deal.
The former Arsenal striker, who Wolfsburg sport director Klaus Allofs described as “a menace” earlier in the season, has not played a competitive match for club or country since February 6 and patience has finally run out.
A statement 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 participation.”
Further to his continued absence, Bendtner was fined earlier in the season for posting a photo of himself in a Mercedes when the club’s owners are Volkswagen and, after an initial bright start to the current campaign, has failed to score since October.
“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,” 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.”