Sebastian Larsson of Birmingham City is being watched by two premier league clubs, both Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. The Swedish international’s contract is due to expire in the summer and Alex McCleish may have to sell the 25-year old or face losing him on a free transfer in 6-months.
He began his professional career in England after Arsenal snapped him up at the age of 16 and he was then signed permantly by Birmingham after a season long loan and he has become a big fans favourite. He’s their established right-midfielder and he is also a regular in Sweden’s national team where he has made 27 appearances.
Now Spurs and Stoke see him as the ideal squad player and a fee in the region of £2million could complete the transfer in January. Larsson is a very good technical player who is one of the best set-piece takers in the league but will he fit in at these two clubs?
At Tottenham, he won’t be a regular in the first eleven, not a chance. Aaron Lennon will be ahead of him even though Larsson possesses a better delivery and even with an injury to him they have Van der Vaart and David Bentley also who can play out on the right.
What about Stoke? Well, his will give them something very different. He can cross the ball for their big powerful players such as Kenwyne Jones, Robert Huth and Ricardo Fuller. Stoke City will definately benefit from him, he’s a good outlet. Matt Etherington has shown that this season and with him on the other side, they will certainly be a much improved outfit.
He’s one of Brum’s better players and they will do very well to keep him. Certainly a good signing for a lot of premier league clubs, but Tottenham? No he’s not needed there.
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