Over the last few weeks, Chinese football has nabbed several big-name players, including Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jackson Martinez and Ramires.
And the next name on the last could very well be former Arsenal dud, Nicklas Bendtner.
No, seriously, a team is reportedly willing to pay real money for the Denmark international…
Bendtner is currently plying his trade for Wolfsburg, however the 28-year-old rarely gets a look in for the Bundesliga side.
It’s difficult to understand exactly why the Chinese Super League are chasing Bendtner’s signature, especially since the striker has scored just three goals since 2012.
But what Bendtner lacks in consistency and skill, he more than makes up for with his outlandish outbursts – he reportedly threatened a taxi driver whilst drunk in 2014.
The former Juventus loanee has since transformed into a sort of cult figure, earning the nickname Lord Bendtner on social media.
And with such a strong online fanbase, it’s no surprise that Twitter was up in arms over the suggestion that China was looking to nab the forward:
Lavezzi moves to China on £400,000 per week deal (according to reports). Bendtner nearing move, while Yarmolenko said to have rejected China
— Matt Farr (@MGFarr1) February 17, 2016
Nicklas Bendtner is rumoured to be the next player to move to China. They're nabbing all the big names… pic.twitter.com/RfTxvaCuxt
— Coral (@Coral) February 17, 2016
The Lord is on his way to China #Bendtner
— Viva La Sanchez (@abhishek_bhave) February 17, 2016
Bendtner to China? How have we not sold them Balotelli yet?
— SakhoKiller (@PeturF) February 17, 2016
China about to enjoy the great services of the greatest footballer on earth LORD BENDTNER….
— Dextrous. (@mainneli_) February 17, 2016
Best wishes, Bendtner, on his mooted big-money move to China. Will always fondly remember his bullet heading here… https://t.co/t0TxULstBa
— Aidan Radnedge (@aidanrad) February 17, 2016
Bendtner is also headed to China. With all these big-name moves, a Chinese team will very soon win the UEFA Champions League
— Jamie (@lfchero) February 17, 2016
Nicklas Bendtner now being linked with a move to China??? This could well be the moment that the Chinese club football boom jumps the shark.
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) February 17, 2016
Bendtner going to China to be on 200k a week will be amazing.
— ali (@aliladiere) February 17, 2016
Nicklas Bendtner seems to be off to China. Good deal if Wolfsburg can get big €'s for him. #noIdontconformtothisstupidjokethatheisawesome
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) February 17, 2016
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) February 17, 2016
"Lord Bendtner Does China" would be unreal reality TV https://t.co/0dXPTzsW8t
— Gus Elvin (@gpelvin) February 17, 2016
Wait, China's taking NICKLAS BENDTNER too? This has to stop. Put up a wall. #DontTakeNickyPinkBoots
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) February 17, 2016
Presume Bendtner's move to China hinges on a club's willingness to give him a triple-digit shirt number.
— Nick Ames (@NickAmes82) February 17, 2016
China isn't ready for Lord Bendtner https://t.co/eYcwNzipWh
— AJ (@UFGoonerAJ) February 17, 2016