The sporting director of IFK Gothenburg has spoken to the Swedish media about his club’s reported interest in Sundered star Sebastian Larsson. The Sweden international has just returned from injury, but has been linked with a move back to his home country.
Speaking to Fotbolldirekt, Mats Gren was asked about Gothenburg’s links with the Sunderland midfielder. Gren said Larsson has been talking about returning to Sweden for some time, and that he thinks the Swede is a good player.
Gren believes throughout his career Larsson has maintained a very good standard, but refused to comment if any approach has been made for the player.
“He has been talking a bit about maybe coming home and my God, he’s an incredibly good player with a great career and he still keeps high standards, but we have not had any contact with him directly,” said the Gothenburg director.
Larsson has spent his entire career playing in England after finishing his apprenticeship at Arsenal. The 31-year-old has spent the past five seasons at Sunderland and has played over 150 Premier League games, scoring 12 goals.
However, given his age and contract situation at Sunderland a move back to Sweden could be a possibility in the coming transfer windows.