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Done deal: Experienced midfielder signs after Celtic agree terms

By Dominic Toner

Norway international Stefan Johansen has joined Fulham from Celtic in a three-year deal.

Celtic confirmed on their website that the 25-year-old midfielder has joined Championship side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder had been expected to leave Celtic Park this summer after he rejected all attempts to sign a new contract.

Johansen was placed on the transfer list at the start of July, despite making 40 appearances for the Hoops last term.

The Scottish Sun claimed that Galatasaray were preparing a bid for the player of £1.5million, as well as offering him £20,000-a-week.

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London club Fulham have now won the race for Johansen as they begin to spend the money generated from the £12million sale of Ross McCormack to Aston Villa.

Johansen, who had one year remaining on his Celtic Park deal, has scored an impressive 19 goals in 114 matches for the Hoops since he joined in 2014.

Brendan Rodgers has conducted a mini exodus at Celtic Park, which has seen Charlie Mulgrew, Stefan Scepovic and Anthony Stokes all leave the Scottish champions.

The former Liverpool boss has brought in five new players, with teenagers Kristoffer Ajer and Moussa Dembele joining experienced duo Kolo Toure and Dorus de Vries. Scott Sinclair has already become a fan favourite after his move from Aston Villa.

In other Celtic transfer news, they are braced for a bid for their defender from a Championship club.