Swedish star Larsson in Premiership switch

Swedish star Larsson in Premiership switch
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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