Breaking news: Newcastle given permission to start talks with Seb Larsson.

Seb Larsson.
Larsson on his way to Newcastle.
The breaking news according to Sky Sports News is that Birmingham City have given Newcastle permission to speak to Seb Larsson over a potential move to St James’ Park.

A deal had been rumoured last week, although nothing concrete developed at that time. But given the fact that David Bentley, another rumoured Newcastle target, is currently having a medical at Birmingham ahead of a proposed loan move from Tottenham, I can only assume that this has opened the door for Newcastle to try and tempt Larsson.

Larsson is 25-years-old and arrived at Birmingham from Arsenal after a successful loan spell back in 2006. The Swedish international has made 169 appearances for Birmingham aswell as featuring 27 times for his national team.

Predominantly a right-sided midfielder, Larsson is perhaps known best for his set-piece taking abilities. That will hopefully increase the supply to Andy Carroll and allow Joey Barton to tuck back into the middle of the park to play in his favoured position.

Larrson runs out of contract at the end of this season and has been reluctant to sign another deal at St Andrews, which has led to rumours of a fee that will cost Newcastle around £1.5 million.

Nothing is finalised at the moment, and nothing may come of it, but it certainly looks like Newcastle are in the market for him. Bentley and his imminent arrival seem to have paved the way for Larsson to exit The Blues.

What do you think?

82 thoughts on “Breaking news: Newcastle given permission to start talks with Seb Larsson.

  1. Larsson is a good buy – he’s def better than rout ledge, we need competition for most positions and it’s good to get Barton playing in centre – routledge has done well when he’s played but they all need a kick up the arse


  2. Wierd that people slate Nolan – he’s scored 9 goals from midfield WTF – if it was lampard he’d be in England squad asap – oh lampard is -picked on current form – what a joke


  3. We may well have been in the crap if it weren’t for Nolan’s goals, long may it continue……and Big Dave agrees 🙂


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