Wantaway Sebastian Larsson being forced to stay at Birmingham claims his furious agent

22 January 2011 11:30
Birmingham have rejected a transfer request from in-demand midfielder Sebastian Larsson, according to his agent, Per Johnson.[LNB]Wants a move: Birmingham City midfielder Sebastian Larsson[LNB]And Johnson has hit out at City's treatment of the Sweden international during the past six months.[LNB]Larsson only has six months remaining of his current contract and has failed to reach agreement over a new deal.[LNB]He has attracted interest from Newcastle and Blackburn during the current transfer window.[LNB]Johnson said: 'On Thursday, Seb gave in a transfer request and Peter Pannu (acting chairman) emailed us to say Birmingham would be making a new contract offer.[LNB]'The reason why the request was put in was as a protest at the way Seb has been treated.[LNB]'We were told pre-season that the club wanted to sell him, then that they wanted to discuss a new contract which we basically agreed.[LNB]'Then in December a new offer was made which was lower than the one we had verbally agreed so naturally we turned it down.[LNB]'Then the manager (Alex McLeish) said he wanted to keep Seb for the rest of the season, then we got an email saying Birmingham had accepted an offer from Newcastle.[LNB]'So, we had been in talks with Newcastle until this Wednesday when the plug was pulled again and Birmingham decided they wanted to keep Seb.'[LNB]Johnson added: 'Birmingham have treated Seb like cattle. Going backwards and forward four times is not acceptable.[LNB]'The club needs to sharpen up a bit and get a bit of class.'[LNB] McLeish: Birmingham in no rush to sell Newcastle and Blackburn target SebStoke follow up Carew deal with £4m offer to Birmingham for striker JeromeI'll put Rafael in there, and they wouldn't know... Fergie will pretend it's his twin, Fabio Club-by-club guide to every Premier League transfer deal during JanuaryAll the latest Premier League team news for January 22-24All the latest Blackburn news, features and opinion[LNB] [LNB][LNB]  Explore more:People: Alex McLeish, Sebastian Larsson Places: Birmingham, Newcastle

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