Should Leeds United make a move for Sebastian Larsson?

Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson in action

Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson would be a good signing for Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Jeremain Lens celebrates with Sebastian Larsson (L) and Jack Rodwell (C) after scoring the second goal for Sunderland

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Sebastian Larsson in the summer transfer window.

Larsson has been on the books of Sunderland since 2011 and has a contract with the Premier League outfit until June 2017, according to

The Chronicle cites reports claiming that new Leeds head coach Garry Monk wants to sign the 31-year-old midfielder from the Black Cats this summer.

While it remains to be seen how credible those ‘reports’ are, an argument could be made in favour of the West Yorkshire outfit making a move for Larsson.

Stoke's Bojan Krkic in action with Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson

The 31-year-old, who can play as a central midfielder or as a winger, has Premier League experience.

The Sweden international had injury problems last season, but he is now fully fit and playing at the ongoing European Championship in France.

According to The Chronicle, Larsson is deemed surplus to requirements at Sunderland, and Leeds would be wise to make a move for him this summer.

The Whites could get the midfielder on the cheap as he is in the final year of his contract at the Stadium of Light, and he would be an asset in their quest to finish in the top six of the Championship next season.

Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (C) in action with Toronto's Justin Morrow (L)

Larsson, who has even played at right-back, is a dead-ball specialist, and he is very good when he comes to possession.

For Leeds to finish in the Championship playoffs next season, they will have to compete with teams such as Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

All of them have players with Premier League experience, and it would not hurt the Whites to have a footballer who has been successful in the English top flight.

Larsson is an all-round midfielder who can play in a box-to-box role or in a more conservative defensive position.

Having the versatile Swede in the team would allow new Leeds manager Monk to change his system and personnel from time to time.

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny in action with Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson

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