Dutch Eredivisie

Larsson tempted by return to Feyenoord?

November 19, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Feyenoord midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst has contacted former Barcelona teammate Henrik Larsson to see if the Swedish striker is interested in a return to the Rotterdam club.

EmpicsReunion? Giovanni van Bronckhorst (C) wants Henrik Larsson (R) alongside him at Feyenoord.

Larsson, 37, remained tight-lipped about a possible move back to the club he served between 1993 and 1997, but said any possible deal would depend on his current club, Swedish outfit Helsingborg.

''I have heard from Gio that Feyenoord is interested in me,'' Larsson told De Telegraaf. "I won't say anything about it. What I will do from now on depends on Helsingborg.

''I didn't see many games of Feyenoord lately, but I let Giovanni inform me. He explained that there are many injuries and that young guys get a chance.''

Larsson spent a trophy-laden seven years in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic before joining Barcelona in 2004, where the success continued with two Spanish league titles and victory in the Champions League.

The Swede left Barca to join Hellsingborg, with the intention of ending his playing days with his hometown club.

However, the lure of high-profile football and Manchester United saw Larsson return to the big time for a short loan spell at Old Trafford between January and March 2007.

Feyenoord fans will hope that the draw of a possible return to the club where he made his name will prove too good to turn down and that he can add to the 26 goals he scored for the club in his first spell there.

The Dutch club are 12th in the Eredivisie having won only three of their 11 games so far this season.