Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner’s season-long loan move to Juventus has left Bianconeri legends Alessio Tacchinardi and Gianluca Vialli feeling underwhelmed.Signing a top-class forward was the Serie A champions’ main priority for the summer transfer window and they were strongly linked with Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez and Fernando Llorente. Nicklas Bendtner was not the striker Gianluca Vialli wanted (Getty Images) None of those deals materialised and they ended up bringing in Bendtner at the last minute.The development did little to impress former Juventus players, who had hoped the club would land a big-name forward to spearhead their Champions League challenge.Tacchinardi told Sky Sport Italia: ‘I will not say that Bendtner is a bad player, but he does not help improve Juventus either.’He is not the player that helps them make the step up in quality. I will not deny that he is a decent striker, but I would have preferred to see a different attacker join Juventus.’Vialli tried to be more positive, but admitted he did not think the Denmark international would improve the team.’Bendtner is very convinced of his own qualities and is prepared to try very difficult moves,’ said the ex-Chelsea boss.’In Italy he can make the most of his courage and physicality, but if he wants to stand out for his quality, then he’s chosen the wrong league.’Sky Sport Italia also questioned the decision to bring in Bendtner, even though the channel awarded Juventus four out of five for their transfer window activity.’It is not five-star simply because in the end, the top player has not arrived. After dreaming of Van Persie, Cavani, Suarez and Jovetic, Bendtner arrived,’ it explained.
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