It may be that Newcastle are very close to signing one of our favorite players – Birmingham City’s Swedish winger, Seb Larsson.
Seb Larsson – news that Newcastle have agreed fee for this player
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle have had a £1.5M bid accepted by the Birmingham City club for the 25 year-old Swede.
And right from the start we should say we have no idea if this report is true – we just hope it is.
Seb has resisted signing a new contract for Birmingham, and can now speak to clubs, and of course he will become a free agent in the summer, when his current contract runs out.
So it may be that Newcastle have done a deal with Birmingham to sign the player, and maybe this is the signing Alan Pardew had referred to earlier today.
We certainly hope that’s the case, because one of the things Seb can do very well is cross a ball, and he was a Newcastle target a few years ago when Birmingham were relegated.
The Mirror is reporting that Alan Pardew switched his attention to Larsson, after a move for Spurs winger David Bentley, become bogged down.
One of the problems with a potential Bentley deal is what transfer fee will Spurs want for their player, after they paid a huge £16M for him from Blackburn Rovers four years ago?
Birmingham are said to have agreed a fee with the Magpies, and as far as we know, Newcastle have still to speak with the player and agree personal terms, but we cannot think that will be too difficult.
Seb was very very interested in joining Newcastle when the club announced their interest in him a few years back, and he went out of his way to say complimentary things about Newcastle United.
Seb started his career at Arsenal and has played for Sweden over 27 times and would be an excellent addition to the Newcastle squad – there’s no doubt about that.
Seb has played over 140 times for Birmingham City with 15 goals, and played 3 times for Arsenal before signing for Birmingham on a four year deal back in the summer of 2007.
This could be an excellent signing for the club – if the Mirror report is indeed true.
We hope it is.