Setanta Sports is reporting today, that Seb Larsson’s agent has said that Newcastle United are the only club that has bid so far for the Birmingham midfielder.
Seb Larsson – he will know that Newcastle have made a bid
It’s interesting that Sebastian’s agent has refuted recent speculation linking the Birmingham midfielder with a move to either Blackburn Rovers Wigan Athletic.
His agent Per Jonsson confirmed today that the only Premier League side to have made an offer for the Swedish international are the Newcastle club, although there is also some interest from abroad.
However, Larssonâ€™s preference is to remain in England, and we’re fairly sure that Seb would love to move to Newcastle, so what’s the holdup?
Seb is a right-sided or central midfielder and since we have just signed Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez, maybe we will pass Seb over.
But it does look like the Swede is flexible, and he’s even filled in at full back, so we think he would become a good squad player.
But we’re not sure that’s what Kevin is after in the summer.
Per Jonsson told setantasports.com today:
â€œI have seen [the Blackburn link] in the English newspapers but I know nothing about that,â€
â€œThere are a lot of rumors at this time of year â€“ the Wigan story is the same.”
â€œThe only offer I know of is from Newcastle United, but I havenâ€™t heard from them in the last week.”
â€œThere is interest from abroad as well but Sebastian wants to stay in England.”
â€œIt is still early in the window – we could know more at the end of July.â€
Whether Newcastle sign Seb is probably dependent on what other good central midfielders we can attract to the club this summer.
One good one we believe we could be after is Argentine Pablo Aimar, who would seem to jump at the chance to join the Magpies.
But it seems he’s almost on his way to Benfica, and it looks odds on that Steve Sidwell will sign for Aston Villa, probably as early as tomorrow.
The only way we would probably now sign Larsson is if we were willing to let James Milner leave, but that makes no sense to us.
We’ve put in a bid, but for Birmingham the bid was too low, but now that Larsson knows of Newcastle’s interest, he would hardly be happy if Birmingham refused to sell him, and it’s never worthwhile keeping an unhappy player.
Right now the Midlands club want to get as much as they can for the player, and you can hardly blame them for that, especially when they don’t want to sell the player in the first place.
What do you think about Seb Larsson?
Let us know – comments welcome – but please keep them civil – thanks.