Newcastle Still Show Interest In Swede Seb Larsson


It looks like Newcastle United have not given up on 23 year old right sided midfielder Seb Larsson from Birmingham City.

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Seb Larsson – price has gone up

Swedish International Larsson attracted the interest of Newcastle a few weeks ago, but were warned off by Birmingham.

The former Arsenal Academy youngster played well for Birmingham last season, as he was forced to move away from the London club for first team football, as so many of the Arsenal youngsters seem to be, because of the terrific competition for places at the club.

Seb can play on the right side of midfield or in the middle, and therefore seems a fairly flexible player, and he only turned 23 earlier this month, so he fits the profile of the players Mike Ashley wants to bring to the club.

Newcastle had expected to pay around £3M for the player and Seb now wants to leave St. Andrews, after Birmingham have dropped into the Championship, and you can hardly blame the player for that.

But Birmingham seemed to have raised the price to around £4.5M, according to the Newcastle Journal today, but that should hardly be a show-stopper, and surely Newcastle can negotiate a fair and reasonable price with the Midlands club for the Swede.

The summer transfer market, up to this point, has been very slow, but now the Euro Championships of 2008 are over, with Spain’s great win over Germany last night, and a terrific opportunist goal from the great Fernando Torres, the market is expected to pick up pace this week.

But how many times have we said that this summer?

It looks like Newcastle are also in for impressive Swiss 20 year -old striker, Eren Derdiyok and could well capture both Eren and Seb, before training starts up again next Monday.

That would be a good start for Newcastle in the transfer market, but we still have a lot of transfer business to complete in the summer, if we are to be successful next season.

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34 comments so far

  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    This is a target imo we should sign up asap!!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    He is a perfect aquicision to add some flar and ambition to a stripped back NUFC squad!!!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    £4.5m just pay birmingham what they want!! a good price for an up and coming RW player good compatition for Milner!!

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  • Hammy

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Hey guys, I was talking to some season ticket holders and a LOT of long term fans aren’t renewing, quite a few are a bit pissed off with being forced to move seats, anybody on here had similar problems?

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Derdiyok would be another good signing! if we sign youthful and qualitywe can’t go wrong heading in the right direction! UP!!! especially with quality coaching and chances!!! who knows!!!

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  • Leo

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    nope but the price was a problem when ashley doenst seem to spend the extra money we are paying, so i only bought 2 tickets instead of 4.

    stick it up him lol. only kiddin, i am reserving judgement at the moment.

    seb would be a good signing for 3mil for sure.

    what is with the title of the article? i think everyone who supports newcastle will know he is a swede so why put it in the title, or is that done for the benefit of newsnow and ratings?

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  • Matthew

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    It’s the same every year Hammy, people say they won’t renew but the majority of them do in the end and the ones that don’t will be replaced by others.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES, you know you could’ve just put all that into one post… 😛

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  • Jimmie

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Come on Seb, make us swedish Newcastle supporters proud and join!

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  • dick

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    some of the stories coming out of toon about cost cutting , the latest being martins new contract been withdrawn you start to wonder where we will end up next season, I’ll be amazed if we get sell out crowds with the quality of players we are been linked with

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  • scott9

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    hahah i hope we get Eren Derdiyok just for u ed i can tell u really want us to sign as u keep mentioning his name in every article

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  • Marat18

    Jun 30, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    What are the odds for us signing someone tomorrow?
    Imagine this – just one day – and one of the pro-Ashley arguments – “Transfer window is not open yet!” – doesn’t work anymore.

    I’m not here to blame those who are pro-Ashley (I’m a bit myself), but transfer window being closed argument seems just like a straw we are catching at.

    but anyway, live in hope 🙂 and tomorrow we will sign Messi, Kaka, Torres and Villa all together 😀

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  • Aussie Dave

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Quality, pay them want they want and sign him. Perfect the play on the right side of midfield in a 433 system

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Let’s have him!..

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  • Davies

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Agreed. Get him in. £4.5m isn’t bad for a player of Larsson’s quality and potential.

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  • tapir

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #16

    tomorrow is the day…….
    We shall prevail!!!

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Please God, let tomorrow be the day when our faith is restored. We have waited patiently for months without any positive sign!

    Please let KK surprise us all again with at least ONE new player!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #18

    Well some of us have waited patiently & others have wound everyone else up!..Would be closer to the truth!..

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  • Davey G

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #19

    Tapir, do you know something we dont.
    Unless you are 99% +Ve, dont bother winding us all up. I think I can talk for the Majority of us on here when i sya we are Peed off with all the speculation and guess work being carried out by the press and media alike and could be doing without our own starting yet more bollox rumours!!!

    YET….on the other hand, if your right…..well done you!

    I am hoping we will see some movement this week in the transfer market, as KK’s last stint in the hot seat, I think I can remember he used to want as many of his new signings in for pre-season training, so that he could get to theme and vice versa along with the rest of the team.

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #20

    PunkSkunk – agreed! 🙂

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Btw, how come liverpoo & others are back to training this week & we’re not back ’til next week?..
    …Anyone know that?..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #22

    HeronMag, knowarramean?..Ho’way lads, hang in there!.. 😀

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  • HeronMag

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #23

    I’ve been advocating patience for months now, but I’ll be honest I’m starting to get anxious with the complete silence.

    But I’m keeping the faith! 🙂

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  • Davey G

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #24

    I read on the other threads re -Derdyok. People wining about his goals ratio etc etc, the price tag……

    Listen, the guy is only just turned 20, he will not be a superstar in the next couple of years but by the time he hits 22, he could be a major force in world football, granted there is not much evidence to say he will be, but there is also not alot to say he wont!!

    Switzerland V England, I can remember the commentator on that match saying that ” Derdyok is rated very highly in football circles, the swiss believe him 2 be the next big thing” On he comes, bang, a goal out of nothing!!

    And If he doesnt work out, his age will be key in re-couping most of the initial outlay!!

    He is a hungry young player with obvious talent and KK’s Man management skills are legendary!!!

    Lets get him and give him a chance!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #25

    HeronMag, you’ve got this far bro, you can do it!.. 😀

    …As for Derdiyok, he’s gonna be a star, let’s have him…Anyone who can’t see that is blind!..

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    These are 2 of the players being banded around i really would like to see at the Toon.

    They appear to be blue collar players, know how to put a shift in and have quality.

    I know players like Asharvin (opps i said the A word) and VDV would really set the place alight, but now i have come to terms we wont get these players, i have bought into the youth program and fully back it.

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  • Swepalle

    Jun 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Get sebastian his good and a swede in the Newcastle is 100% ..Buy 4,5 he deliver

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  • ANON

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #28

    “Derdiyok too expensive at 6m……..”
    God help us…………………

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Derdiyok looks quite a snip for 6 but im thinking for a player relegated 4.5Million is way expensive if were looking in the championship buy Halmosi for 3Mill lol

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  • Kaler

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #30

    £6mil for Derdiyok and £4.5 for Seb, thats only a little over £10mil, to fart about over a few mil either way now that the window is inches from open will be costly. Hopefully we have learned from Modric Arshavin and Arda. Sign the two young uns up if we haven’t done it already.

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  • michael

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #31

    I like him what a great buy he would be and for 4.5mil is a bargain , got a cracking shot on him and can also play attacking mid perfect replacement for when Emre goes . Seb would be a great player under keegan. keegan and the fans would give him great confidence in himself.

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  • SwedeEric

    Jun 30, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #32

    I for one would love Seb to come!

    Bad news from his agent today in swedish press were he says that Bimringham have said there is no way they will sell him, and that it´s now up to the club, because he and Seb has made it clear he want´s a move…

    But, everyone has a price, but think it will be litle bit higher than the 4,5M I read here…

    I would also like Eren, not that I will start dream about CL because of him next year, but looks to have real talent!

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  • Kaler

    Jun 30, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #33

    If he has made it clear he wants to move and Birmingham aren’t going to sell for 4.5 (fair price in my opinion) then hes only going to be unhappy and it will be bad for him and Birmingham. Hes not going to perform to the best of his ability if he wants to be elsewhere.

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  • Auschas

    Jul 2, 2008 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Offer 4 mill or a straight swap for ameobi.

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