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Swedish star Larsson in Premiership switch

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Swedish star Larsson in Premiership switch
13:15 CEST+02:00
Swedish football player Sebastian Larsson linked up with manager Steve Bruce for the second time in his career after joining English Premier League side Sunderland on a free transfer on Friday.

"I want to take the next step in my career and I really feel I can do that coming to Sunderland," the 26-year-old Larsson told Sunderland Association Football Club (SAFC) TV.

Larsson was signed by Bruce for Birmingham, relegated from the top flight last season, from Arsenal in January 2007 following a successful loan spell.

"I have worked with the manager before and that obviously made the decision

easier, but mainly it feels like it is a huge club and it feels like a great challenge for me," Larsson told SAFC TV.

Bruce added: "Seb was a fantastic young player for me at Birmingham and he has matured into a very good midfielder.

"He has been courted by a number of top clubs over the summer, both in

England and across Europe, so we are naturally delighted that he has chosen to come to Sunderland," he said.

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