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.
“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.