Nottingham Forest have confirmed that striker Nicklas Bendtner has left the club. The Danish international has now linked up with Norwegian champions Rosenborg for an undisclosed fee. He made 17 appearances during his time at the City Ground.
The 29-year-old hasn’t featured for the club since the January 25th away defeat at Leeds United. Since then, a mixture of injury and others being preferred has resulted in Bendtner dropping down the pecking order with the Sky Bet Championship club.
Bendtner had players such as Britt Assombalonga, Ross McCormack and Ben Brereton playing ahead of him in the squad structure and with clubs in Norway still able to sign players until March 31st, Bendtner sensed the chance to make a move.
The former Arsenal man netted just two goals during his stay in Nottinghamshire. They both came in home games against Fulham, which ended 1-1, and the 2-1 victory against Newcastle United. He has since been handed the number nine shirt by Rosenborg, who won their respective division last season and are the most successful club in Norwegian football.
Bendtner has become something of a cult figure in recent times among football fans across the globe. He is most known for his time at Arsenal, and since then he has had loan spells with the likes of Juventus, Birmingham City, Sunderland and Vfl Wolfsburg. His move to Nottingham Forest certainly came somewhat out of the blue, but he now heads to Norway looking to rebuild his career and also force his way back into the national team scene.