Birmingham Try To Keep Sebastian Larsson

News today that Birmingham City, newly relegated to the Championship for the second time in three years, have warned Newcastle United off their Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson.


Sebastian Larsson – Birmingham don’t want to sell

As we reported earlier in the week, reports in Scandinavia suggest that Newcastle have already offered Birmingham around £4.2M for the former Arsenal youngster.

Larsson is currently with Sweden at the European Championships, and has been offered a five-year contract by Birmingham.

But despite interest in the 23-year-old, following Birmingham’s relegation from the Premier League, the St Andrew’s board don’t want to sell.

Birmingham Chairman David Gold said yesterday:

“We don’t want to sell Seb, he’s part of our plans for next season and I think he’ll be loyal to the badge,”

But the cat’s out of the bag now about Newcastle’s interest, and Sebastian will be interested in taking a step up, and getting back to the Premier league, and maybe Europe in a year or two.

Larsson has already said he thinks the Premier League is the best in the world, and for one so young he will be keen to get back playing in England’s top league.

We think Newcastle will be a very attractive move for the player, and it will be difficult for the Blues to keep their player happy playing Championship football, for somebody so good.

It doesn’t surprise us at all that Birmingham will not be happy with this, but they are hardly negotiating from a position of strength in the Championship.

We’d just love to see Larsson at Newcastle, just love it, as Kevin would say. 😀

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • tapir

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    the question to Birmingham is
    -does Larsson want to be with you???

  • Leo

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    we need to get larsson it would be a top signing for newcastle alot of what we need

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    This should’nt be a problem…..Birmingham make Newcastle look boring with all there boardroom happenings!

    They are very unstable, with ownership concerns, boardmembers being arrested, owners slagging off players on national TV and relegation to boot……

    Come and lead the quite life up at the Toon Seb!


    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Yep he would replace Milner not Pennant

    Pennants possible arrival is another example of the incompetance of our ” Recruitment team” sacking one jail bird with an attitude problem and bring in another!

    Keep up the good work Denzil

  • sirjasontoon or sirjasongloom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    He will probs end up at spurs..give it an hour and watch Spurs get in on the Act.

    Can’t see this one happening neither to be honest.

  • Davies

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Good player and a real threat with the right striker ahead of him.

  • sirjasontoon or sirjasongloom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Just seen the transfer rumours posted on our official site zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  • 9 Shearer

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    I think the signings will come the report yestreday said Keegan makes the final say so lets wait 4 him. For turan its going to b hard he over shone last nyt. We are in big trouble.

  • SwedeEric

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Both he and his agent has said many times that Sb will not stay in Birmingham and play Championship football… So his only option is Newcastle… =)

  • nomis_jade

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Guys just think how amazing it would be if we got rid of all these players (milner, ameobi, duff etc) and we are all feeling down, and then when we least expect it NUFC announce the signing of 5 or 6 qaulity players like Van der Vaart, turan, gomis etc. Just think how amazing that would be!

    I know im probably dreaming, but i still ahve faith in wise and co. They know what they are doing and they will be working on signing good players. I think we will all be happy when the new season starts.

    Free free to chastise if im wrong!

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I cant see why Keegan being on holiday has anything to do with the lack of signings.

    Remember its Wise and co who now doing all that work. Yes i know KK has the final say on comings and goings, but was’nt that done already when the hit lists were swapped.

    I’m sure KK could put down his pimms and pick up the phone and say ” Hi their my old mate Wisey, you what youve got Arda for 10m, well eye me old son go on and sign him”

    Thats modern technology for you.

  • Sav

    Jun 12, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    “We don’t want to sell Seb, he’s part of our plans for next season and I think he’ll be loyal to the badge,” said chairman David Gold. HO, hooohaaaahaaaahaa hooooHoharrrhaaaaahhh!!!!

  • Hate Prawn Sandwiches

    Jun 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Keegan must have forgot his mobile?

  • Smiler

    Jun 12, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    mbe he has his mobile but ran outa credit and crnt find a pay point to top it up hehe

  • Bluenose

    Jun 12, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #15

    “Europe in a year or two” are you planning on a day trip ? Birmingham have more chance of getting to Europe than the whinging jibbing keegan

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 12, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Bluenose 😀 i’ve got this strange feeling you don’t like Kevin.

  • Tom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #17

    can’t beleive this. in the telegraph this story is labelled as “Fantasy Football”. How can this be fantasy football eh? I’ll tell you what fantasy football is, signing friggin Ronaldinho for man city ho! ho!

  • 51times

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Bluenose – Well let’s see if you actually ever make it back to the Premiership. I wouldn’t bet on it, enjoy League 1 in a few years.

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Sebastian Larsson is class! He is better than Geremi in freekicks and is rated as the most accurate freekick taker in the premiership! He even scored 2 againts us in the FA Cup when we lost to Birmingham 4-1!

  • Zulu

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #20

    I think you mean 5 – 1, keep dreaming sebs staying at birmingham

  • Brummie

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #21

    ‘Europe in a year or two’


  • Brummie

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #22


    it was 5 pal, 5!

    though you probably left early, couldn’t blame you for that.

  • scott9

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #23

    hahah we dnt want to sell seb says david wel i dnt think u hav much choice m8 if osm one that has a ground that holds 52 ooo comes calling wich cud potenteially be playin european football in 1-2 years.

  • Brummie

    Jun 12, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Any chance of that in English please Scott9 ?

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #25

    What is going on here, have i tuned into BCFCBLOG.COM….or are these Brummies so bored with life in the championship already they’re raining on our parade.

    However i understand the Brum being pleased with their teams victory over us in the FA cup, after all i still go to sleep watching Albert make Schmiechel look average with ‘that’ chip.

    Never mind back in the real world chaps and that unfortunately means While your playing Swansea next season, we on the other hand are playing the likes of……Hull!

  • matt

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #26

    is it really possible to rag on newcastle, when birmingham is clearly a second class, top 10 reject haven who can’t stay in the premier league for the life of them. c’mon! how many times do i have to hear “Birmingham’s relegated” “theyre promoted, oh wait, nevermind.”

    you mayve beat us 5-1 awhile back, but keep in mind what league youre playing in RIGHT NOW, and keep in mind what league your counterparts (and that’s being nice) NUFC are playing in RIGHT NOW.

    You’ll always be in Villa’s shadow, dont start sh*t with us because now you really have nothing to compare with your far superior neighbors.

    have fun next year, gentlemen

  • Ex-Pat John

    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #27

    What intrigues me is that you in the North East seem to believe that a move to you is a career advancement for Seb. What he has to consider is, who will be your manager in September when KK gets booted out, who the next one will be after him and is it really in his interests to live in an area were the natives can’t speak or even understand English.
    Believe me, Championship football is far more appealing to him than life with you underachieving believers in ‘our day will come’.

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #28

    howay whos he gunna choose a yoyo club or a club who can keep premiership status. HAHA 1 steve bruce 1 steve bruce. Brummie yiz r shite pal. weve got more chance of europe than yous do haha yous hav more chance of playin league 1 football. you hav no right 2 laugh arsehole


    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #29

    OK lads lets look at the facts

    The fact is that we have qualified for Europe 11 times in our 15 years in the premiership

    shows that our day comes a fair bit your brummie scum

    If we want him we could click our fingers and take him as your club are in no position to argue, The only thing your disgusting eye sore city ever did of note was host gladiators

    If were meant to be deluded then what on earth are you!

    Brum have Never finished in the top half of the premiership, No major trophies or minor trophies in god knows how long and youre in the 2nd flight AGAIN and youre criticizing our club!

    Get a life and get off our blog

  • scotty

    Jun 12, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #30

    How can anyone from Brum call Newcastle? It is the biggest dive of a city i’ve ever been to.

    The fact that NUFC has had its fair share of ups and downs lately – they still represent a far better choice. So, i’m afraid if we want your players, they aint much you can do about it.

    That’s life unfortunately!!! So grow up and stay on your own blogs if you have nothing mature to say.

  • Frankieboy

    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Surely we are a better prospect than the Brummies.If he stays there it will be a massive kick in the teeth.

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 13, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #32

    ‘Brummie’ Who cares! We are in the premiership and you aint! Just goes to show how good Aston Villa is! We havent been relegated once! By the way how much is you transfer record signing! You cant even match anything to the price we paid for Michael Owen and Alan Shearer!

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jun 13, 2008 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #33

    Im gonan go sleep soon and get excited for tomorrow thinking we are gonan be linked with a player or are in talks with and getting happy like always!


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