Newcastle came close to signing Birmingham City winger Sebastian Larsson in January, but then his club Birmingham called off any deal, and wanted Larsson to see out his contract at the club.
Seb Larsson – a Newcastle player come June?
That contract runs out in June, but that hasn’t stopped the Swedish International from putting in some fine performances recently for the Blues.
And indeed his fine form has also attracted clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City and Sunderland, although Newcastle seem to still be in pole position to sign Larsson in the summer.
And we have to hope progress is being made by the club to get him on a deal to come to Newcastle.
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is still hoping to persuade the 25-year-old to sign a new deal to stay at Birmingham, but there seems precious little chance of that happening, although Sebastian keeps saying that’s possible, like any good politician would.
However his agent only recently said that his client would definitely be leaving, and they were more than upset upset at Birmingham’s less than professional handling of the player in January, when the club changed their minds at least twice, about whether they would let him leave during the transfer window.
Newcastle are said to have bid £1M for Larsson in early January, and even looked to have the deal wrapped up at one point.
The last time the Birmingham club said he couldn’t leave was around 8 days before the end of the transfer window in January, and his agent at that time said they had been in negotiations with Newcastle United.
Larsson could even be the first player that Newcastle announce is coming to Tyneside this summer – we hope so in any case.