Midfielder likely to leave Sunderland if they are relegated, says agent

Seb Larsson is likely to leave the Stadium of Light if Sunderland are relegated to the Championship, claims the midfielder's agent.

Monday, 11th April 2016, 2:00 pm
Seb Larsson. Picture by FRANK REID

Reigning Player of the Year Larsson has featured in just one of Sunderland’s last six games after recovering from a knee injury, with the Swedish international again an unused substitute in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester.

It has been a frustrating season for the 30-year-old, who was overlooked by Dick Advocaat at the start of the campaign and then was sidelined for three months after regaining his place under Sam Allardyce.

Larsson will only have a year left on his Sunderland contract this summer and his agent, Per Jonsson, has suggested in the Swedish media that the Black Cats could look to cash-in on the ex-Arsenal man if they are relegated.

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“If they go down, then it becomes a different situation. It is crystal clear” said Jonsson.

“He has one year left on his contract which expires in the summer of 2017.

“Sunderland can see the big picture with their finances if they go down.

“It is clear that there will be a queue of clubs interested in him.

“He has a very good reputation and is still a very good player, with more to give.”