Newcastle Target Larsson Still To Sign Birmingham Contract

Sweden international Sebastian Larsson is in the final year of his current contract and shows no signs of signing a new contract at Birmingham.

Seb Larsson – may be available as free transfer next summer

The reason this is interesting is that Seb has been a long-term target of the Newcastle club and it could be that if Seb doesn’t sign his contract by January, Newcastle could go after the player for a reduced fee, or try to get him in the summer, when he’ll be a free agent.

Seb is a smashing little player, and can certainly put the crosses into the box, and could be a great addition to the Newcastle squad, and if they can get him he would be another excellent acquisition for the Newcastle club.

Apparently attempts to persuade the former Arsenal youngster to commit his future to Blues have so far been unsuccessful.

Brum manager Alex McLeish said today:

“There is nothing doing at the moment with Seb’s contract. We were hopeful we could get something done but it is up to Seb.”

“He is now in a good position for himself if he wants to become a Bosman (and sign  for Newcastle?). But we will keep trying to entice him.”

Larsson has been recently back to his best  and had a very good game against Wigan Athletic at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

McLeish continued:

“I think he had a great game on Saturday. His delivery from the wide area was great. Seb doesn’t have to beat a man.”

“He can get the ball around an opponent with his terrific curl on the ball.” “We are just desperate for someone to get on the end of those quality crosses (Andy Carroll?).”

You can bet your life that Chris Hughton already his targets identified already for January – but of course we have to hope we are not in a relegation dog-fight by then – but we’ll have to start to win some home games soon, that’s for sure – after throwing another 3 points away on Sunday.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • branunited

    Sep 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #1

    seb larsson is very, very good player, I think they add much in the newcastle, would be a great acquisition, if this were done, but I still believe, we already have too many midfielders, also, under very strong shane fergusson, vuckic, Donaldson, among others, well, I think we need a striker but accompanying carrol, and if you can sell Xisco or best, it would be very good, if I name, I have a list of players intereseantes, Ismail Aissati, midfielder, MARCELO MORENO front, SUNNY, GIOVINCO, Diego Buonanotte, Steven Defour. but would be more interesting to buy a Hatem Ben Arfa, saying my opinion?
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  • Thump

    Sep 28, 2010 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #2

    He’s a smashing player and I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing him in the famous black and White – especially on a free!


    Sep 28, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Never heard of him? Any relation to Hendrik?

  • Newutd

    Sep 28, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Seb Larsson is utter mediocre. A good player for a club playing in the Championship(…)

  • Toon Sweden77

    Sep 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #5


    But he is still good enough to play in the Swedish national team! And when did England win against Sweden last time…? 1968… and how many times has England beaten Sweden in total? 3 TIMES!

    So how utter mediocre is he really…?

  • Toon Sweden77

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    No relation to Henrik Larsson.

  • Newutd

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Well, that doesn’t necessarily say anything, swedish guy. And when did England become the team to measure quality against?

    Yes, Seb is mediocre.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #8

    So what, I thought the transfer window closed at the beginning of the month, thought it was total football till January?!

  • Davies

    Sep 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Where would he play?

    On the left in place of HBA or Jonas? Admittedly HBA would be better suited to a central role and Jonas’ natural position is on the right. If we bought him in we’d have to drop Nolan and Routelidge to accommodate our best players. Anyone see that happening. Can’t see him signing up as cover either.

  • chuck

    Sep 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #10

    We certainly lacked any meaningful service to Carroll during the Stoke game, a player who can deliver a ball (not unlike Nobby) would be welcome, that is if we are to depend on Carroll for the near future.
    Yeah, Jonas and Routledge worked hard, but it becomes more obvious that neither can deliver the crosses needed.
    One of the problems is we become fond of certain players, certainly those who give it there all, but sometimes they can be replaced by players with more quality in the role.
    No player on any team should feel safe and teams improve by replacing those who can`t get the job done, simple.
    We are a team in transition, rebuilding following our recent promotion and to rely on our present squad to survive, never mind climb to the upper end of the EPL would be optimistic.

  • baro

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Very great young player I’d take him anyday!

  • branunited

    Sep 28, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #12

    the player who comes to Newcastle, you must have quality, but must be committed to the institution, seb larsson may not be very good technically, but it can provide. I think the best would manter the player base, and add some youth, is a quality club, but we transcision, but unequivocally, this club and with the quality that you can achieve something good for us ( his hobby), but must maintain the level shown against Everton, Aston Villa and Chelsea, and I think this will achieve better achieved (includes equipment and especially fans) move to a European Cup. saying?

    newcastle fan I’m Mexican


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