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The Italian club Juventus decided to sign the Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a season long loan deal just because he was the cheapest option available in the market back then. This was the view of the Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta when asked about the reasoning behind signing the 24-year-old Danish striker.

Nicklas Bendtner is currently on a season long loan deal, but he has largely not featured in the first-team. He has been utilised as a substitute on numerous occasions. Due to this strange situation surrounding the striker, many having questioning the reason for signing him.

Giuseppe Marotta has stated that the possibility of bringing in a big-name striker in the summer transfer window was ruled out. Hence, they had no other option but to bring in Nicklas Bendtner. Juventus were linked with the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie throughout the summer, but it has been since reported that they were willing to pay only around £ 7 million for the striker. He ultimately left for Manchester United in a £ 24 million deal. Bendtner has been extremely poor in the opening matches for Juventus so far. He has failed to score in the seven matches he has played for the club.

However, Juventus still continue to lead the table having taken 32 points so far this season, although the recently lost their unbeaten tag after 49 matches.

"Each deal needs economical reasoning before happening. We were not able to make a big money signing last summer but we wanted another striker in case we suffered from a lot of injuries or suspensions, which is the reason we chose to sign Bendtner on loan," said the Juventus sporting director in a recent interview. Juventus recently lost the second match of the season against a struggling Milan team during the weekend.

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