Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner has left VfL Wolfsburg after agreeing to terminate the remainder of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit.
The 28-year-old had one year remaining on his deal with the Wolves, but is now on the lookout for a new club after a frustrating two-year spell in Germany.
Bendtner’s departure was inevitable after being frozen out of the first team back in March. This after the former Arsenal frontman had incurred the wrath of club management with a string of disciplinary breaches.
The club fined the player after he posted a picture of himself next to his Mercedes luxury vehicle – something the club forbids due to a massive sponsorship agreement with Volkswagen. The final straw, it seems, came when the striker arrived for first-team training 45 minutes late in March.
Explaining the early departure of Bendtner, Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs told the club’s official website: “Both Nicklas and ourselves had high hopes for him at Wolfsburg, but after two years, expectations were neither fulfilled for him, nor for us, and a continued cooperation made no sense for either side.
“For that reason the mutual decision to end our association prematurely is the best solution for all parties. We wish Nicklas all the very best for his future career.”
Bendtner made just four starts in the Bundesliga this term, making a further nine as a substitute, netting two goals in the process.