Date: 23rd March 2017 at 2:17pm
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Midfielder Seb Larsson has said he’s not concerned that contract talks are on hold until the end of the season because his only focus is on keeping the club in the Premier League.

Speaking to the Chronicle with the March international break now in full flow, Larrson explained that he was ‘relaxed’ about the situation and his future as simply put the Swedish international knows that the only focus can be on taking the points to keep us in the top flight this season.

‘My situation is very relaxed. My contract expires in the summer. That`s about where we are. What happens in the summer, we get to later. It (relegation fight) is not a new situation for us. All the focus is on Sunderland and to help the club.’

Having joined Sunderland on a Bosman back in the summer of 2011 having left Birmingham City, he renewed his three year deal back in 2014 and the 31 year old does only have three months left on that contract before it expires over the summer.

It’s just unfortunately one of those positions where a player is reticient to commit financially based on where we will be, but equally the club not wanting to overextend financially in case we do drop.

And of course for those in Larsson’s boat in all relegation battles around the country, a club is more naturally likely to try and tie up a younger potentialled player purely owing to the future transfer fee loss losing them on a free would entail.

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