Johansen relishing Celtic switch

  • Last Updated: January 15 2014, 8:10 GMT

Norwegian midfielder Stefan Johansen is excited about the prospect of playing in front of the Celtic fans ahead of his imminent move to Parkhead.

Neil Lennon: Active in the transfer market
Neil Lennon: Active in the transfer market

The 23-year-old underwent a medical and held talks at Celtic Park on Tuesday and is expected to sign a contract on Wednesday.

Johansen, who was part of the Stromsgodset side which won the Norwegian league last year, has spoken to former Celtic defender Thomas Rogne about a move to Glasgow.

"I talked a little bit with Thomas because I played in the (Norway) Under-21s with him," he told STV.

"I have heard from the national (team) guys that it's a fantastic city and the Celtic fans are unbelievable.

"I hope it's going to work out and I'm looking forward to it."

Meanwhile, Celtic have loaned 19-year-old midfielder Paul George to Championship title challengers Hamilton until the end of the season.

The attacking midfielder made his Celtic first-team debut in a League Cup win at Ross County in September 2011 but a double leg break hindered his progress and that remains his only competitive appearance.


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