Sebastien Larsson Wants Birmingham Talks

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?

Comments welcome.

86 comments so far

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Hmmmm – he’s coming…

  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #2

    birmingham are being mugs, let go of him for gods sake, your a crappy championship level club and Larsson is premiership quality, if they wanted to keep him they shouldn’t have hired that crappy scottish manager

  • broon ale

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #3

    i think the agents comments are very childish and bad practice!

    if his client wants to leave he should do his job properly and go through the correct channels to make sure seb gets what he wants,. surely comenents like this serve no purpose.

    as for whether seb will come..

    i doubt it considering its a trasnfer saga being conducted in the public.

    very unlike our new strategy

  • faustino

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    The board level of that club are run like Trotters inc. first Brady and now this fool.

    Birmingham are dropping like a pebble down a canyon and they’re trying to deprive this kid from playing at the top level.

  • natedawg

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #5

    bit like the ronaldo saga but on a lot smaller scale , and larrson isn’t an arrogant tw*t. lol

  • Chris

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Birmingham are obviously holding out for a decent offer for the lad. If he’s Premiership class, he worth more than a couple of million. They’re a business aswell you know, we can’t expect them to give their best players away.
    If he was our player and we were in the same position as Birmingham, we’d be miffed at losing him for such a small amount also!
    At least make them a decent offer, and then everyones happy. That’s if we’re interested in him anyway LOL.

  • Macas

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    If Larsson was our player we would be up in arms about it. At the end of the day he signed a contract to play for Birmingham. While i would like us to sign him, he can hardly complain.

  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Read somewhere on newsnow that both sunderland and blackburn are after him. There is a mirror journo who posts on a blackburn blog who claims fridel will go to villa today. Blackburn will take robinson as part of the bentley deal and bburn will go after larsson. I thought larsson was a left winger though where they already have pederson. Dont think the bloke is a WUM as he told everyone about the spurs players being sent home at around 4;00pm yesterday before the storyt broke. He say blackburn will have the money to outbid anyone for larsson.

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    How long has Larsson left on his contract anyone know?

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #10

    If we’d been relegated I’d have expected a mass exodus tbh.

  • Bosley

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s all agent talk.
    Larsson, palys on the right or in the centre. He has about 3 years left on his contract


    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Birmingham will IMO be promoted this season so i dont see why they have to sell him, If they fail and are stuck in the Championship for another season or two, Then they may have to sell up like West Ham did with Carrick.

    They made a lot of money through TV last season and were given £30m even after being relegated.

    He signed a long term permanent contract at Brum only a year or so ago so its his fault he’s stuck there.

  • gorskino10

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #13

    not worth more than 3 mill i reacon hes the same as Guthrie, and look he really didnt play that great last year for Birmingham did he.
    he signed for them in 07 for a 4 year deal so goes on for a few years.Also didnt KK mention in his interview yesterday that he WILL NOT sign players in same kind of posisions like Seb is same as Jonas so there is no point we need other players first.

  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    he only signed for them last yr so will be quite a while

  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Larsson isn’t really like Guthrie IMO

  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    hope he leaves them for us because when we played birmingham he was their best player and was causing us soo many problems until he got injured- well done nicky butt 🙂

  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Whats a WUM?

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Ok thanks gorskino10 & Spyro.

  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #19

    wind up merchant

  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    agnetha what team do you support?

  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    cheers agnetha its been puzzling me for a while now and i was trying to work it out but to no avail

  • Magpie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #22

    The thing is that Seb plays just as well as a central midfielder, so I truly believe that we would be an excellent signing. Because he is a very creative player and thats is what we really need.

  • Anthony

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #23

    dont mind him if he is cheap

    but he is no better than what we have….hope we go for someone better than him

    frankly, even if he is allowed to leave, he wouldnt be cheap

  • bruna

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #24

    good chance seb will go but not to newcastle
    they will be lucky to survive this season and he will have to go thru this again,they were not much better than b,ham and there positions could easly be reversed this reason in keegan and wise one is a has been and the other a loud mouth roughneck who built his reputation by kicking taxi drivers

  • Mezz

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Larsson doesnt want to leave he has publically said he will stay and help the club get back up. Plus if u want him it will cost u 8mil. This story is his agent tryin to drum up business!

  • agnetha

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Spyro. I support La Galaxy. Thats why i post on here to see all the latest galaxy news.

  • Smithy

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Larsson was our player of the season by a mile, the lad is quality. All this talk of 3 or 4m for him is rubbish though. We got 5.75m for Muamba who isn’t half as good. If anyone is serious about taking him you’ll need to be looking at 6 or 7m.

    I just hope he can stick it out for a year while we get promoted again and this time McLeish will keep us up comfortably.

  • Spyro

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #28

    are you that naive that you actually think only NUFC fans post on here?

  • Dondatta13

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #29

    If the shoe was on the other foot Id expect the same battle cry from our chairman, so fair play to them for that.

    However, the shoe isnt on the other foot AND they did just get relegated …

  • tkblue

    Jul 18, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Put your hands in your pockets and you can have him, but I doubt you’ll be able to scrape enough cash together to even tempt a sale. Even Bolton spend more money than you.

  • Beattie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Is Vito Corleone going to put in a bid?

    also, anyone know if he would be any good in the center of midfield?

  • Davies

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #32

    I’d like to add him to our number, but it really doesn’t look like we’ll need him. Still, if KK’s interested and Seb wants to come, I’ll be happy.

    I’m still waiting for that commanding central midfielder and a two footed full back that is happy to switch sides. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy with Beye and Enrique, but it would certainly provide that competition KK was talking about.

    Also, a big strong striker in the Viduka mould, but younger. Perhaps Zigic is the man we need to join MO and Oba upfront when Viduka gets injured again this season.

  • bluenose

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #33

    seb s agreat player thats why he plays for bcfc hes ours and he would never sign for a club that loses 5 1 to birmingham when we were in championship

  • will_bcfc

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #34

    I’d be mega disasppointed if we let Seb go for anything less than £6m.

    He’s a superb little player, with great desire and superb skill. My favourite player by far and I’m not surprised Premiership teams are in for him.

    Tbh I think he could play for a better team than Newcastle, but hopefully we’ll hang on to him!

  • AB'hamFan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Seb’s not interested in coming to Newcastle and the Birmingham chairmen is replying to Blackburn with this article not to Newcastle. It makes me laugh this is actually a very OLD topic and it’s not been posted before now which surprised me. Seb would be around £8m and he’ll probably stay.

  • Malaysian Toon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    And I support Wollongang FC, Spyro 🙂

    Seb Larsson is a good player and young but like gorskino10 said….if he’s a right sided midfielder don’t think KK will go for him. Not until we fill the other positions first.

  • oldburyblue

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #37

    When is something going to be done about these parasitic Agents? It can’t be right when they can make a fortune by stirring things up all the time in the hope of getting a cut of the transfer fee. Yes, I’m a Blues Supporter & don’t want to lose Seb..but he signed a contract willingly last year & should abide by it. IF he & his Agent inserted a relegation clause, fair enough, but if not he should accept he was 1 of the players who got us relegated so should be 1 of those “bustin a gut” to get us promoted again so that he can get his wish to play in the top Division again.

  • bluenose

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    yous should buy readings james harper


    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Listen georgies, If Seb goes to a club like yours, it’ll be a terrible career decision. Like most young foreign players who end up at St. Jane’s park, he go rubbish and then end up signing for a a low level spanish club like Tenerife or something.

    He’s best off at St.Andrews, where he is our top player and is liked and respected by his employers and teammates alike.

  • Jason Mitchell

    Jul 18, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Firstly I’m a Birmingham Fan. Larsson isa fantastic player and i’d be gutted if or when he leaves. He was rated as the top dead ball specialist in the Prem last season according to Opta. This is only a small proportion of his game.

    he plays rightmidfield but in a better team he’d be awesome in the centre.

    to indicate how much he’s rated a BCFC is that Pennant is half the play of Larsson.

    With regard to a fee you can forget 2mill and look more south of 6mill. We sold Muamba to Bolton for 5.75mill and he has no where rear the ability of Larsson. You also need to understand that at 23 Larsson will only get better.

    Newcastle are a big club but Larsson will end up playing at better teams than you (current club situation) i.e not in European picture.

    Hope you have a good upcoming season without Larsson. See you next season, fingers crossed.


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