Sebastien Larsson is one player we know Newcastle have already put in an official bid for.
Seb Larsson – well aware that Newcastle have made bid
There are reports the 23 year-old Swede is seeking talks with Birmingham City chairman David Gold, and seems keen for a move away from St Andrews.
The Swedish midfielder has been in excellent form for the Blues, since joining them from Arsenal last year, despite their relegation season.
Birmingham Chairman David Gold has recently been quoted as saying the Swede would only leave the club “over my dead body”, but we’re not sure he can stop the Swede from leaving the club.
Larsson’s agent, Per Jonsson, has said that a number of top clubs – that include both Newcastle and Blackburn – are still interested in signing the Swedish international.
Jonsson said yesterday:
“It’s not funny to hear when Mr Gold says things like that.”
“Are we Swedes being punished because we are kind and don’t nag to leave?“Do you need to become enemies with everyone at the club to be allowed to leave?”
“He has said things like this before and still sold players anyway.”
“Maybe Birmingham will get an offer they can’t refuse. I hope it will be solved.”
Sensible words from Jonsson, and Birmingham are hardly in a strong negotiating position to keep their best players at the club.
It’s hard to keep them, when you drop down to the Championship, and most top players will have a clause in their contract, that states they will be transfered if the club does get relegated from the Premier League.
Whether he likes it or not, Gold will have to sell Larsson, if Seb wants to leave the club, which seems likely.
We just hope Newcastle are still in there for the youngster, and that we’ll try to get Larsson, even though we have recently signed another right sided midfielder recently, Argentine Jonas Gutierrez.
What do you think about this situation?