Johansen poised for Fulham switch

26 Aug

Celtic's Brendan Rodgers and Stefan Johansen


Brendan Rodgers has only played Stefan Johansen once this season

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is nearing a transfer to Fulham.

The 25-year-old Norwegian, who signed from Stromsgodset in 2012, has only made one substitute appearance since Brendan Rodgers became manager.

And Rodgers confirmed that Johansen was on his way out of the club after failing to agree a contract extension.

“I don’t think it’s complete yet, but it’s something that could happen, possibly in the next couple of days,” he said of a possible move to Fulham.

“Stefan’s going into the last year of his contract.

“He has worked over pre-season and it’s been difficult because he’s been unable to reach an agreement with the club.

“But I think he has always wanted to play in England, so the opportunity has come for him.

“He wasn’t going to sign a new deal, so it’s one that probably works well for both really.”

Johansen, who has 26 caps for his country, was a regular starter under Rodgers’ predecessor, Ronny Deila, the pair having worked together at Stromsgodset.

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