Larsson Financial Demands Said To Scupper Newcastle Deal


Sky Sports is reporting that Seb Larsson’s financial demands have put off Newcastle United.

Seb Larsson financial demands putting off suitors

There were some hints of that even yesterday but today, the latest news on Sky Sports just a few minutes ago, was that both Newcastle and Sunderland have now ended their interest in the Birmingham winger.

Seb was on £10K/week at Birmingham, so heaven only  knows what he was asking for, but we suspect that Newcastle would have been willing to go to around £20K/week for the Swedish winger, but not much higher than that.

There will perhaps be little sympathy for the player on Tyneside, because the Newcastle United club have been taken to the cleaners more than once by very mediocre players, asking for and getting ridiculous wages to move to Newcastle.

So if Seb doesn’t want to come to Newcastle for a decent wage – then so be it.

Gone are the days when Newcastle will pay out daft wages, and how many millions have Newcastle wasted doing that these last 15 years or so?      The  answer is an awful lot –  millions and millions.

And it now especially true now that the UEFA financial fair play rules are due to kick in at the start of next season, when European football clubs are essentially being forced to balance their books, and the wage bill is by far the biggest expenditure with PL clubs.

Since Seb becomes a free agent in the summer, there may be a chance that Newcastle could sign him to a pre-contract agreement this month, and then sign him for nothing in the summer, but we think Newcastle have probably been put off by the player’s greed.

So it looks like Seb Larsson will not become a Newcastle player.

That’s really unfortunate for him – that’s all we have to  to say.

We’ll have to wait and see which other player(s) Newcastle have in the transfer pipeline.

Comments welcome.



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102 comments so far

  • free giveaways

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    I told you guys about this two days ago. I was never convinced we’d sign him. If he can’t agree terms on a contract with Brum and Brum can offer Bentley 70k a week we were hardly going to agree terms with him were we?

    I would much rather have Zaini or El-Arabi anyway.

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  • Thump

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Must be gutting to only have £20k offered to you like.

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  • liamdee100

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #3

    glad to hear that, not because he is a bad player but because he obviously doesnt wnt to come to newcastle otherwise he would have accepted the contract offered.

    good ridons!!!

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  • daneevz

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #4

    forget him it ovious money talks with him we wasted money on crap players b4 (luque,xisco even kluivert list can go on

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  • colwell

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Good, we don`t need another RB anyway lol.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Indifferent. Get Benny on the blower to his ol’ pal Benzema at Madrid! 😀 There’s enough colligative substance there for a story right?

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Larsson is mediocre anyway….not much better than we already have. Better off spending the money and scouting time on a partner to play around Carroll.

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  • RossGellar

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m proud of Newcastle for telling two players where to go now.

    What I wouldn’t do for 20,000 a week.

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  • Thump

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Wonder if I can get £20k a week… I mean, Smudge does and I can probably do the same job without the cards.

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  • colwell

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #10

    I`m glad, my posts all along I have said I don`t want him here, don`t rate him. Squad player yeah, but we need a RW that can come in he deffo is not a winger.

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    I was wondering Larsson was holding out to be a Free Agent, he just wants ALOT of money, thats why he said he wanted to stay at Brum because he hoped they would panic with his maybe leaving and offer him a BIG contract. Do we want a player thats there just for his paycheck, atm we have Xisco is doing this BUT i have to say he WANTS to play and prove himself and you could see that at Villa when he lasted played. After his less than impressive proformance yesterday and more worryingly the way he just doesnt cross anything he just finds a simply pass all the time the only time he crossed was setplays. im glad i hope WE dont crumble and give in to his demand end. doesnt deserve to be earning alot at us he is a squad player at best if he came here. Andy should be of atleast double Sebs wages if he isnt theres something wrong.

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  • Irish Geordie1

    Jan 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #12

    to be honest im disappointed. 20k isnt crazy money id say 30k fair enough

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  • balubas1

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Is this confirmed? Sources?

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  • listie

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Birmingham offered him an extension and 18K a week, so he is already up on that greedy sod springs to mind

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  • Tiote4PM

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Pleased about this. NEVER a player to be here for the long term and would just be a filler.

    Would rather ‘make-do’ then waste good money and wages on a mercenary. We will stay in the prem this season and then we can buy some quality. And by quality I mean technique, pace and the ability to score goals – not 1 of the 3.

    We CAN attract the right players for the right money with the right attitude. Pleased that NUFC are now being run like a business – this sometimes may hurt but at least we wont be the next Leeds, Portsmouth, Crystal Palace – insert next team here.

    Well done people.

    HWTL

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  • Rem

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    10 k extra a week is half a mill a season, so is a pretty big step up.

    on 20k/week he would be getting over a million a year, so its not like hes on a low wage!!! lol

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Greedy bugger! If he was after the money he can go screw himself. It’s a shame as we can do with someone that actually knows how to cross the ball! Wasn’t this the guy that said he was a life long Newcastle fan!??? Can someone please answer me this? I think I might be confused with another long term target.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #18

    People keep banging on about Zaini or El-Arabi etc etc but what do you think these guys will want for pay?

    If we wont even stretch to 20k a week for Larsson, who else do you think we’ll sign?

    I reckon the average Prem player wage must be 30k a week, so Larsson MUST have wanted more or less that, not the 20k reported.

    Maybe it’s other demands, rather than just basic salary.
    Assist bonuses?
    League placing bonuses?

    I dunno, something not right if we can’t afford to bring in Larsson…

    One good idea Pardew might think of is getting shot of Smith and his obscene salary – then we could maybe get two Larsson-type players in (wage wise)

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  • Jawdboy

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Im exiled down in Brum and all the Blues lads that live round here and go to St Andrews every week dont rate him at all – they say hes a poor mans Ryan Taylor! Far too defensive and decent delivery/set pieces is all thats going for him

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #20

    I hope we have something else in the pipe line if Seb isn’t coming.
    Seemed a strange transfer, yes he’s quality, but at the moment Barton is playing out of his skin at the moment and if we need another winger we could do with a skilful and speedy winger.
    Would rather have a playmaker in the middle of the park, blackpools Adams or Taarbet at QPR. I dare say there’s others who I’m not aware of but a Van der Vaart would do haha!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Edd Case – Smith leaving would be ideal and I would be the quickest one to pop open the bubbly but sadly/agonizingly Alan Pardew has already told the press that “Smith is going nowhere!”. I really don’t know what that guy does in the dressing room to keep everyone happy but it is turning it a rather big mystery. hmmmmm…so far every manager since Fat Sam has backed him and Shola every time and they are both obviously shit! Anything but a footballer. I might be tempted to keep Shola as a squad player but definitely not Smith!! Ohh Nooo Way!!

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Not much to say everyones saying it greedy simple as but would like to see Ryan taylor on the wing he’s just like larsson

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    JP….You’re thinking about Skjelbred…the lifelong NUFC fan.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #24

    @The Entertainers – We should have gotten Van der Vaart years ago the same goes for Saviola when he was available for peanuts. Imagine how much those tow would improve our squad now! Although Saviola is passed it now, not the player he once was but he would have done much better than what we had at the time. He’s still miles better than Shola Ameobi that’s for sure! I wouldn’t go for him now though nor Martins. I can’t believe some deluded fan was mentioning Owen!! WTF! Where was this fan when him and Martins sent as tumbling down to the Championship only to bugger off and abandon “the best fans in the world” – their actual words! No thanx they can rot for all I care. We need flair and a skillful passer and crosser of the ball. Someone young, strong, quick, good technique and can beat his man. I bet that’s what most managers want but there are so many untapped spots for quality players that’s it’s easy to find.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #25

    @Shot Bru – Ahhhhh that’s the one!! 🙂 Thanx man…was he Norwegian? Anyway what the hell happened with that guy and why don’t we follow that up? Is he really good enough for Newcastle?

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  • Moreno

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Truly amazing. In a poll ran acouple of days ago, 76% of fans thought he would be a great signing. Now 99% of fans didn’t want him anyway.

    Of course, everybody said a couple of days ago that he was mediocre and they didn’t want him anyway, don’t know what I am on about

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ll do it for 2,500 a week. I’m about 2 times his age, 1/4 as fast, Can run about 1/6 of his distance and might manage a pass that lands somewhere in the penalty box from ten meters. Doesn’t sound much but look at the savings… 🙂

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  • G

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #28

    I still think he would be an excellent acquisition for the club, and we should maybe go back and have a look in the summer, as my theory is at 26 he knows the big payday will come for a bosman type transfer, and it will probs be the last chance he has before he hits his 30’s and becomes a less attractive prospect.

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  • G

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #29

    GG @ 27. What size boots do you wear?

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  • balubas1

    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ll try again. IS THIS CONFIRMED? It coul be bollocks. But it seems to be some problems since he hasnt signed yet… And for how long is the transfer window open?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #31

    @Moreno – I think it was because most fans welcome an additional player that can add something- depth/good crosses. I was up for it and one of the yes please voters, but after discovering the reasons to the delay I too lean on the majority of fans opinion and couldn’t care less now. We have had our fair share of money grabbing mercenaries. No more thank you very much. I just hope this was the real reason to the hold up and not because Ashley won’t pay a few pennies more. If it’s the sensible approach then great but if the player has a good point and is exactly what we need in critical times (like now) then I would have to seriously consider it. I personally think it was down to a Relegation Clause that Fat Mike included in the contract.

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  • nden85

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #32

    20k is a bad offer considering what some bench warmers in this league are getting paid. smith? bridge? given? dyer? loads of players like that who are getting paid millions a year more. agree with not paying over the odds any more, but surely we could stretch to 30k to get a player who can offer big andy the service he needs to score 25 goals a season

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #33

    G, 11. gizajob.

    balubas1, Don’t know if it’s confirmed or not but would think that him playing yesterday was pretty much a confirmation. Transfer window is open till midnight 31 Jan.

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  • colwell

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Carroll is on 23k a week, Larsson shouldn`t be on no where near that. Maybe due to Ben Arfa and Gosling coming back they see Larsson as a squad player and therefore have a certain wage cap for such player.
    Suprised people thought he would be a great signing, Tiote and Ben Arfa were GREAT signings Larsson is a million miles away from their class!

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #35

    No great loss from what I’ve seen.
    If a few more quid is his prime motivation let him go back to the wonderful Brum – we don’t need players like that.
    I only hope ALL of our efforts, however, haven’t been put into this target as we need to get going and spread the net wider, quicker and more effectively.
    We can’t afford to get to the end of this window without at least two decent acquisitions.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Nice 1 Geordie German! 🙂 Although I don’t think many fans will keep their pennies in their pockets if you’re up for a corner. We wouldn’t tolerate that! You would make Strola Ameobi look fantastic and they’ll renew his contract! Oh Noooo!!!

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #37

    JP… He is Norwegian…he’s been linked with Celtic in this window…not seen a great deal of him myself to make an honest judgement as to whether he could do a job for us.

    Just heard something interesting on BBC radio Scotland’s Sportsound show that Rangers, Blackpool and Newcastle United have representatives at the Dundee United v Motherwell game…one of the pundits reckon they’re watching David Goodwillie…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #38

    JP…from The Rock, I’m faster than Shola, My mam’s faster than Shola.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Shot Bru, David Goodwillie, what a name, what an advert.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #40

    @Shot bru -Interesting but our scouts are checking out a David GoodWHAT!!?? LOL I wouldn’t want to put that lads name on the back of my strip!!! hahahaha what a name! I just hope we’re not wasting our time slacking because it’s essential we invest in this window. If that Goodwillie (LMAO) fella is good enough then at least bring him on loan but we gotta do something!!

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