Bendtner given high valuation

31 May 2011

Nicklas Bendtner's father and agent says his son is worth around £10million as the striker closes in on an Arsenal exit.

Bendtner has expressed his desire to leave the Gunners, in order to get a regular starting role elsewhere, and has been heavily linked with Bayern Munich.

However, any thoughts of the striker leaving in a cut-price deal have been banished after his father and agent, Thomas, insisted he is worth just under £10million.

That fee could put some potential suitors off the Denmark international, although Bundesliga giants Bayern are thought to be willing to stump up around that amount or include Karim Benzema as part of the deal.

When asked how much his son was worth, Thomas Bendtner told reporters in Denmark: "One hundred million crowns (approx £9.6m).

"He has been valued higher before. But of course, if you are on the bench the price goes down.

"Nicklas has the qualities to live up to this sum and we can certainly find a club that is willing to pay."