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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.


102 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #41

    JP…from The Rock, I’d but his name on my shirt… !

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #42

    In fact I’d put it on my undies.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #43

    @GeordieGerman – Hahaha my granny that’s half blind and crippled is faster than Shola!! How he, Xisco and Smith are still here is beyond me. What a waste of salary. We could have used that money to give a greedy prick like Larsson a loan deal and see if he’s worth it. Them three players are just stealing money from the club before our very eyes. Some sympathy goes to Shola perhaps as he did score against the scum and deserves to stay until summer just for that.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #44

    Getting HBA and Gosling into the first 11 is something we can look forward to. Having them two will give us more flair and more pace in midfield. Larrson……who is he anyway. Forget about him and move on. Let him be Birmingham’s worry. Don’t need greedy players at the club we have had enough of them at our club.

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #45

    Haha JP…He sure has got a radical name…probably got a hard time at school…at least he should be able to look after himself..

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #46

    @GeordieGerman – Hey come to think about it you’re right it could work in someone’s favour…good thinking mate 😛

    Imagine what a birds reaction would be the first time he mentions his full name. I am surprised that guy is a footballer and not a porn star. He was either a hit at school with the ladies or is traumatized by the experience. Either way if he plays super footie sign him up!!! It would be funny to hear Andy Gray of Sky Sports mentioning his name in a match though. LOL

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #47

    Might impress the ladies if you had goodwillie on your undies hey GG haha.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #48

    Very true Shot Bru 🙂

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  • Moreno

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #49

    I live in Dundee lads. Goodeillie is ok…..in the SPL. Standard of football up here is shocking and he is facing centre backs like Michael Duberry (who is a key starting 11 player at local SPL rivals St. Johnstone)
    Signing players from SPL isn’t the answer. Look at Kris Boyd, best player in SPL last year, can’t buy a goal at the boro

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #50

    I like Shola, canny bloke and has always been loyal. But is that loyalty out of necessity? Has anyone ever wanted to buy him?

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #51

    Agreed Moreno

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #52

    @ShotBru – Just hope for the lads sake that he is well equipped because if he ain’t and is rather smaller than usual is life will forever be a nightmare hahaha He would be the town’s laughing stock if he couldn’t back it up lol

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #53

    Moreno…what have you done to deserve to end up in Dundee 🙂

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  • chuck

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #54

    Excuse me for asking Ed. but do you know for sure Larsson was getting ten grand a week at Brum., or are you assuming, as that`s been the price bandied about ?
    And then not being privy to the negatiations, to assume Newcastle were offering around twenty thousand, followed by an accusation of greed on Larssons part for not accepting the assumed amount.
    Hell thats a lot of assumption based on nothing substantial, simply off the top of your head.
    Look if you are going to make accusations of greed about anyone, it might be a good idea to get the facts of the matter before you throw them out to the public.
    Like a number of Newcastle fans you seem to take it personally, when players either want to leave or turn down an offer from the club, hey it`s just business.
    It`s not as if the guy was Chopped liver, he`s an ex Arsenal player who has represented his country over twenty times, if in fact he is only getting ten grand, then in this time in this league he deserves more.
    And with Ashley controlling the pursestrings, i doubt if he was offering much.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #55

    JP, with the wages they get paid don’t thing the lasses give a toss.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #56

    Yehh I guess you’re right GG. Most of these bast**ds don’t know how lucky they are. They can have everything they want and retire at the healthy age of 30-35! Unfortunately for me and like many in the ‘real’ world have to work until the crippled age of 60-65!! 🙁

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #57

    chuck @ 54, a person could ask on what fact your comment is based. Ed only does what we all do. Googel’n and searching then he gives his thoughts about what he’s found, as we all do here with our comments. I could say your comment was just Ashleyist. But I couldn’t prove it

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  • Moreno

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #58

    Shot Bru,

    I was obviously a right nasty b*****d in a past life to deserve to end up here….did come from North Shields though so….

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #59

    JP…from The Rock, my son (11) like millions of kids wants to be a profi-footballer. But say’s he wants to find his wife/girl before he’s famous. Then he knows it’s because of him and not his money.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #60

    60th

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #61

    61st

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  • toon18

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #62

    62nd

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #63

    if we cant stretch to 20K a week then we arnt going to improve anytime soon. Another FatAsh transfer window in hte making – whats the betting on a couple of South Americans on loan on the last day ???

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #64

    @GeordieGerman – Thats a clever lad you have their mate. Although I would do it this way, become a pro footballer and then when retired go on holiday an act poor like Eddie Murphey did on that film years ago 😛

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  • baro

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #65

    65th

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  • nufc7

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #66

    ashley will pay the wages if the player is right.. he’s just signed ben arfa on 55k a week and staylors new contract is 40k a week

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  • Charlietoon

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #67

    Moreno that was based on nothing at all. Would I and most others like him in the team?? Yes. Would I and most others be happy with the club paying more than they should because he wants his final contract to be a big one? NO

    Its not that complicated that our opinion will change on a players as we hear/see whether they actually want to come and play

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  • Moreno

    Jan 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #68

    CharlieToon,

    Agree with your point, not relevant to all the people who came out saying “didn’t want him anyway”. Which many did.

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  • Moreno

    Jan 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #69

    Too many on this blog do it, classic example is the Stephen Taylor situation.

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 12, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #70

    love it when people say larson was ex arsenal asif tht makes him a quality player he played 3 games for them in total 2 of which he was played out of position

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  • toonbarmy

    Jan 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #71

    with the larsson deal seemingly off hows about we sign ziani on a permanent deal (if 2m price tag is true) and try and get dos santos from the spuds on loan with a view to a permanent deal?

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  • alip123

    Jan 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #72

    I still don’t understand why so many people give Shola stick – he’s not the best but he’s been at the club for ages, and he’s scored 7 goals this season. Since the Arsenal win he’s been playing with an injury, so give him some slack, will you?

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  • 247FOOTBALLHEAVEN

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #73

    Come on guys!!! Every player is trying to get the best wages he can, just like all of us in the normal working world. Whilst I acknowledge we should not pay crazy wages, I also fear we are not offering enough to attract players to take the team to the next level. All we hear is this player earns too much, get rid of him, or we don’t need him he wants too much money. THAT’S FOOTBALL TODAY, simple! If you don’t pay it you accept what we are all moaning about on here…that we are not good enough. I think there is a danger we are all being brainwashed and accepting what the club tells us. It appears we are all now happy to accept mediocrity? We are the 3rd biggest club in the country (fan base), yet we are shopping around for 1m pound players at the end of their contracts or on free deals…we don’t even have a first team coach!!! I for one think it is sad what has and is happening to the club I love. No money they say??? How long now have they said that for now? 4 years? Make it 5, 6 or even 7 because it won’t change under this board…ever!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #74

    @alip123 – I would like to but I can’t I am afraid. Shola Ameobi is always injured. Very injury prone! Yes he has been okay this season and maybe the one before but definitely rubbish since he’s been here. Not the future of the club by any means. Carroll has shown Ameobi how to take his chance, hell even Best has and even he’s above Shola in the pecking order!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #75

    @ 247FOOTBALLHEAVEN – I understand your point and it is hard to watch how our beloved club struggle to fork out 1M on players or just a slight increase in a players wage. It pisses me off big time! But…on the other hand I prefer it in a way. Under Freddy Shepherd the club lost loads millions and millions and only recently we finished paying that debt. We still owe Mike Ashley 100M and he has kept us afloat despite relegation (of course thanx to hard work from Mr Hoots it wouldn’t have been possible). I think we’re heading in the right direction. If Ashley is serious on building the Arsenal model here at St James’ then I am all for it. In the not too distant future today’s big spenders ie. Man City will suffer from the new Uefa rules and we will be okay because we have been cautious now. By then we will be debt free and on a profit. Then there will be no excuses about no money available and we could sign big (thanks to the huge income from sold merchandise) if needed but I doubt it would be necessary.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #76

    247FOOTBALLHEAVEN, Ian Holloway paid £1 million plus for 12 players. What does that tell you about big spending? It’s not money it’s heart that counts.

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  • toonbarmy

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #77

    Spot on Geordie German, blackpool have shown this season that u don’t have to spend 30m to survive in the prem, I would be happy with us signin cover for jose,ziani on a permanent deal,dos santos on loan on view to a permanent and hoy our hat in the ring for vela on loan so dos santos has a bit of mexican company but I guess I may be asking a bit to much as this would cost between 5-7million and ashley may not be willin to spend that much

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #78

    @Toonbarmy – I agree on Ziani as he looks like he’ll improve the team and on Vela but not on Dos Santos as he’s not strong enough for this league. Too lightweight and easily topples over, similar to our very own spidey. We don’t need more of that. Something similar to Ziani would be great and there are many more like him around.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #79

    Well its quite obvious that Larsson is asking for quite abit, otherwise birmginham would have signed him up months ago.

    Obviously rates himself quite highly and if say for example he wants parity with the likes of ben arfa who cant be on that much, then no thanks.

    Hes a decent player probably used in squad rotation (id say we have 5-6 starters and the rest are up for grabs) so if hes asking for too much then we are right to call it off.

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  • toonbarmy

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #80

    @ JP – the reason I would like dos santos in as I agree he is quite lightweight but he would bring pace to the side and the ability of counter attackin football something we haven’t been able to do due to lack of pace, ziani looks amazin and vela is someone who would thrive of big andy’s knock ons

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