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Agent Hints At Midfielder Departure?

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Seb Larsson's agent has hinted that the player could leave the club due to lack of playing time.

Seb Larsson is out of contract in the summer and according to his agent his current situation at Sunderland is 'not optimal'. A report in the Gothenburg Post claims his lack of playing time recently is a worry and that he could look to move on in an attempt to play more regularly.

According to Larsson's agent, Per Jonsson;

We'll see what happens with Sebastian, nothing is clear but he needs the playing time.

Only John O'Shea has played more minutes (1968) for Sunderland than Larsson (1840) this season and he has started 18 of 21 games in the Premier League, with his only appearances off the bench came against Fulham (a), Chelsea (h) and Man Utd (home)

His contract is up in the summer and the club are expected to hold off contract negotiations until their Premier League future is assured, which Gus Poyet confirmed earlier in the season;

It's not easy for the player firstly. They want to know their futures as soon as possible. Can we commit now to most of those players? No, we cannot. We don't know where we are going to be.

So these comments from Larsson's agent, that do not tally with how much the player has actually featured, may be the first step in the player either giving himself leverage when contract negotiations start or a hint that he will look for pastures new.

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