Blues retain Larsson hope

05 September 2008 11:40
Birmingham City are hoping Sebastian Larsson has a change of heart and puts pen to paper on a new five-year contract he originally rejected during the summer. The Sweden international was heavily linked with a move away from St Andrew's after he turned down the new deal following the club's relegation from the Premier League. But Blues co-owner David Gold has not given up hope of persuading the former Arsenal youngster to pledge his long-term future to the club. "We offered Seb a new contract because of the high regard we all hold him in and certainly I would love him to sign it, we all would," he told the Birmingham Mail. "I believe he can play for many, many years in the Premier League as a Birmingham City player, enjoying a very bright future here with us and (manager) Alex McLeish. "He is a crowd favourite, a board favourite, Alex picks him as a regular. He is a very important player for this club."

Source: ESA