Copenhagen have managed to sell their home kit after the acquisition of Nicolas Bendtner.
Nicolas Bendtner finally moved back to Copenhagen after spending the majority of his career with Arsenal. Born and brought up in Copenhagen, Arsenal plucked the 16-year-old striker from the hands of the Danish club in 2005.
Once tipped to be an exceptional youngster, the striker scored some important goals for the Gunners. Barring that, he was not able to keep up with the pace of some of his teammates, who were plying their trade at the highest level. So, he had to go out on loan to Birmingham City, Sunderland, and Juventus.
During his nine-year stint with the Gunners, Bendtner made 108 appearances, scoring on 24 occasions. The striker wanted to prove himself after returning from the loan spell, but Arsene Wenger was clearcut about his plan. The former Arsenal manager released him, meaning that the striker had to find a new club.
German club Wolfsburg gave him an opportunity, but he scored just 3 goals from 31 appearances during his three-year stay. His next stop was Nottingham Forest, which turned out to be another catastrophic move. When Norwegian club Rosenburg was interested in the striker, he did not think twice about the opportunity to play in a new country.
His track record over the last two years with the Norwegian club was overwhelming while comparing his numbers before. Taking up the field on 57 times, Bendtner scored 24 times in two years. After shining for this club, a move to his hometown club Copenhagen panned out sooner.
“When I was 16 and left home, there was a lot I didn’t know about…15 years later, I can honestly say that it feels even bigger than I dreamed,” Bendtner said.
“I’m not tired of football at all. I am hungry and motivated like never before.”
The Danish club, who signed him on a deal until this year’s end, has sold out their home kit for the first time in numerous years. It’s not only that they have sold the kits, but have managed to ship them off within 17 hours. Many fans got their shirts printed 32 on their back, with the name of Nicklas Bendtner.
“There has been huge interest in securing our new home jersey with Bendtner 32 on the back, which has meant that the jersey is sold out in all sizes,” Copenhagen fanshop store manager, Martin Nohr, said.
“We are at an unprecedented level in recent years when it comes to selling jerseys, and there is a huge interest in our jerseys at the moment. We have never sold so many jerseys in one day.”
In fact, the website crashed for some time upon announcing the signing of Nicklas Bendtner after the forward confirmed the legendary number 32, which was famously donned by Peter Moller.