Laudrup hopes to use the ÂŁ5m cash from Grahamâ€™s departure to Sunderland as part of his summer war chest as he aims to sign as many as seven players.
â€śI know there was a lot of talk when we sold Danny and didnâ€™t bring in anyone,â€ť Laudrup reflected on Grahamâ€™s return to his native north east.
â€śWe wanted to bring in someone in on loan, but it was not possible.
â€śSo I could have kept Danny here, but he would have been unhappy because he really wanted to go.
â€śThe club got a lot of money for him which we can spend now in the summer on a permanent deal for someone else.â€ť