Former Newcastle target, Swedish International Seb Larsson, has still not signed a new contract for Birmingham, and if that remains the case by January, which looks probable, it could cause a scramble between the many clubs after his services.
Seb Larsson – still not signed new contract at Birmingham
Premier league clubs Fulham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Blackburn are all said to be interested, and we remember when Newcastle were interested in the player a couple of years ago, Larsson said he was flattered by the Magpies’ interest.
And we have to believe that all things being equal, and assuming Newcastle are still interested in this player, then the Magpies have as good a chance of any other club, of attracting the Swedish winger, especially if Newcastle are in a decent league position by January.
Continental clubs are also said to be interested with Valencia leading the chase, and while Birmingham are trying hard to tie down the player to a new contract, it hardly looks like Seb is too keen to stay with the Birmingham side.
Brum manager Alex McLeish wants the Swedish International to stay of course, but it looks like a new deal is far from being agreed to.
McLeish admits nothing will probably change by January, when Seb will be available to talk to other clubs:
“The last contact was a couple of months ago.”
“I know Julia Shelton, (Birmingham’s head of football administration) has been liaising with Seb’s agent.”
“So, I guess, if anything is going to happen, it will be in the next transfer window.”
Larsson has started 11 Premier League games so far this season, but we think he may want to see which other clubs could be interested in his services come January, and he will come quite cheaply as his contract runs out in the summer.
If Birmingham are to get anything at all for him, they will need to sell him in January, for a cut price, and therefore Seb could well be a player Newcastle go after in the next transfer window, as he’s an excellent right winger, and can put in some great crosses.
The 25 year-old started his career at Arsenal and moved on loan to Birmingham in 2006, before signing a four year deal with the club the next year, and has so far played for Sweden 26 times.