Midfielder reveals Celtic talks, Rodgers explains how he fits into his plans
By Alex Stevens
Stefanos Johansen has revealed he has held talks with Brendan Rodgers about his Celtic future.
The midfielder has lost his regular first-team spot in the last 12 months and, with just a year to go on his contract, doubts have been expressed about his Parkhead future.
However, Rodgers has assured Johansen in discussions this week that the Norway captain is in his plans for next season.
“I got a call from him and he explained to me what his plans were so we’ll see what happens when I get back to Glasgow,” Johansen told the Daily Record. “Yes, I felt wanted but I have to prove myself in pre-season – we all do as we have a new coach.”
Johansen was speaking after captaining his country to a 3-2 win over Euro 2016 qualifiers Iceland on Wednesday.
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The 25-year-old midfield anchorman joined Celtic in January 2014 for £1.8million and has been a key squad player during his time with the Hoops.
Despite slipping down the pecking order in the recently completed domestic season, Johansen still made 40 appearances for the Scottish champions.