Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has told the Swedish media he wants to continue playing at the highest level possible. The Swede’s contract with Sunderland expires in the summer, with no recent reports of this being extended.
Speaking to SportBladet, Larsson was asked about his future at Sunderland, with just months of his contract remaining. The Sweden international revealed he will keep his options open this summer, but is still keen to play at a good level.
Larsson said he is relaxed about the situation, and at the moment his focus is helping Sunderland avoiding the drop to the Championship.
“I’ve not closed any doors. I’m very motivated to continue at as high a level as possible. My situation, I am very relaxed about. My contract expires in the summer and it’s about where I am. All the focus is on making it as good as possible to sort out the situation with the club,” said Larsson on his future.
Larsson has this week just returned to the Sweden set up after missing the last squad due to a knee injury. This also resulted in the former Arsenal player missing a chunk of the season with Sunderland. It’s unsure if the North East side will offer the player a new contract, but Larsson may decline one if they are relegated.
The Swedish international wouldn’t rule out the possibility of returning to play football in his own country, an increasing trend in Sweden at the moment.