Sam Larsson: “You can’t always count on getting your money”
Sam Larsson enjoys living in Turkey and Antalyaspor. But he is in dispute with Chinese Dalian over non-payment.
Dalian Professional bought Sam Larsson, 30, from Dutch side Feyenoord in February 2020.
But large parts of the sojourn in China were destroyed by the pandemic. In May 2022, he broke his contract.
Nowadays, the offensive winger belongs to Turkish Antalyaspor. Larsson thrives there.
“Antalya is such a relaxed city. There are of course ultras groups as well, even with us. The fans are obviously disappointed but I think we are more disappointed, we had higher hopes. And the games have looked like we should have more points than we stand on now, but it’s probably mostly pressure from ourselves and the management, says Larsson in the podcast Lundh on Fotbollskanalen.
The 30-year-old also says that he is in dispute with Dalian about non-payment. The case is with Fifa.
It’s such a strange industry.
“You have to see that as a bonus. I guess that’s what is about football, it’s such a strange industry. You can’t always count on getting your money, even if you’ve signed a contract on it. There is probably a part that not everyone sees, but that everyone also says “you earn so much, so it does not matter”. We’ll see how it goes, says Larsson in the podcast Lundh on Fotbollskanalen.
Larsson’s contract in Turkey expires next summer, but there is an option for another year.