A player being kept at a club against his will – now where have we heard that story before? It seems to be a recurring theme of the summer, and while Sebastian Larsson isn’t quite Cristiano Ronaldo, it appears that Birmingham City are quite happy to block the exit doors using planks of wood and rusty old nails if that’s what it takes to keep their man.
Sky Sports report that Seb’s agent isn’t too pleased with City’s loveable chairman David Gold who has only said that the winger can leave over his dead body. Which might be a long time to wait for a move, depending on the longevity of the head honcho. With Blackburn and Newcastle apparently waiting in the wings, Per Jonsson is not a happy bunny.
He told Sportbladet: “It’s not funny to hear when he (Gold) says things like that.
“Are we Swedes being punished because we are kind and don’t nag to leave?
“Do you need to become enemies with everyone at the club to be allowed to leave?
“He has said things like this before and still sold players anyway.
“Maybe Birmingham will get an offer they can’t refuse. I hope it will be solved.”
Perhaps if David Bentley leaves Blackburn for a handsome sum, Paul Ince will have enough cash to snare the Swede and bring him to Ewood Park. Essentially, Birmingham aren’t going to release the player without a decent offer, will Rovers or Newcastle be forthcoming on that front for a player who is young and surely good enough to play in the Premier League.