Newcastle are interested in Swedish winger Seb Larsson of Birmingham.
Sebastian Larsson – unused sub for Birmingham at Milwall today
Newcastle have apparently has a £1M or £1.5M bid (take your choice) accepted by the Birmingham club, and we had wondered whether he would be played at Milwall today in the FA Cup.
That would have cup-tied the player and we felt sure that Newcastle would not want him to play in this game, if indeed they were close to signing him.
And would you believe it – Seb Larsson was on the subs bench, but did not play a part in Birmingham’s rather easy 4-1 win this afternoon.
The Blues were 3-0 up at half time, and Milwall scored their goal in the last minute.
We have to think Seb not playing is a pointer towards Newcastle signing this player – sooner rather than later, probably early next week.
We hope so in any case.