Sunderland Sign Larsson

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce was a key factor in the deal.

Sunderland have agreed a deal to bring in former Birmingham and Arsenal winger Sebastian Larsson to the club on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old’s contract at Birmingham had expired at the end of last season and was rumoured to have attracted plenty of interest from other top-flight clubs.

The length of the Swede’s contract is as yet unclear but the player’s father made it clear earlier this week that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce was a key factor in the deal.

“Sunderland have been on really hard since January. Steve Bruce has done much to bring about a deal and been very active,” Larsson's father told Sport Folket.

“Sebastian along the way pointed out Sunderland as a distinct possibility. We have turned every stone and weighed the pros and cons.”

The Black Cats have also confirmed the signing of highly rated goalkeeper Keiren Westwood who also joins the club on a free transfer after his contract at Coventry expired.

Various websites are also reporting that Sunderland have made an £8 million bid for Ipswich’s England Under-21 striker Connor Wickham. The 18-year-old is thought to be on the radar of many Premier League clubs but as yet only the Wearsiders are believed to have made an offer.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 23/06/2011 - 09:46 AM
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