Seb Larsson to decide future after Euro 2016

The Sunderland midfielder is focused on Sweden first, as they look to defy the odds and get out of their group tonight.

Seb Larsson to decide future after Euro 2016
Sebastian Larsson shows his frustration in Sweden's 1-0 defeat to Italy. | Photo: AFP

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson, has said that he will decide his future at the Stadium of Light after he represents Sweden at Euro 2016.

Moving on

Larsson moved to Wearside, back in 2011 from Birmingham City, and has made himself a fan favourite in his five years at the club.

However the Swedish international has suffered a frustrating season; injuries and the selection process reduced him to just five league starts this season.

The 31-year-old only has one year left on his current contract, and his agent admitted that in April that he would leave the club if they were relegated to the Championship.

The Sunderland Echo has reported that the Swede is taking a relaxed approach to his club situation, with Sweden still within a chance of making the last 16 ahead of their game with Belgium on Wednesday.

There have been rumours of the Swede making a move to Leeds United, but those rumours have been quashed, with no contact between Leeds and Larsson's representatives.

Put it off for a week

​Sweden have been put in a similar position to that of the Republic of Ireland, having drawn with Martin O'Neill's side and lost to Italy.

However they could still qualify as one of the best third-placed teams, and Larsson believes that talisman Zlatan Ibrahimović could extend their stay in the tournament.

He told the Chronicle that people "know" what Ibrahimovic "brings to the team" and is their "main guy" that has scored "more goals than anyone else."

Larsson continued, saying that they will have to "wait and see" what happens, but that he is "sure" Ibrahimović will "come up with something good" against the Belgians.

Above: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action in Sweden's 1-0 defeat to Italy | Photo: EPA
It's just not been his tournament so far; Zlatan Ibrahimović shows his frustration as Sweden fall to a 1-0 defeat against Italy. | Photo: EPA