Dons seal Icelandic deal
By Haflidi Breidfjord
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Aberdeen have completed the signing of Icelandic striker Thorarinn Kristjansson.Aberdeen have completed the signing of Icelandic striker Thorarinn Kristjansson.
The 24-year-old, who impressed during a brief trial spell, has agreed a six-month deal with an option for another two seasons.
Kristjansson (pictured) was out of contract with Keflavik in his homeland, where he scored ten goals last season.
"The lad has good pace and vision, I would hate to let him go as he has enough confidence to believe he will do well in Scotland," said manager Jimmy Calderwood.
Meanwhile, Finnish international Markus Heikkinen has told the club he will not be signing a new contract and he could now leave this month.
"It's a big blow, I was trying to get him to stay but it's a personal decision and nothing to do with football reasons," said Calderwood.
"Obviously we don't want him to go at all, not in the window or at the end of the season but that's his choice."
Heikkinen is now being linked with a move to England and Plymouth are said to be showing an interest.
In other news, Calderwood has failed with a bid for Swedish goalkeeper Hakan Svensson - who he wanted as cover for the injured David Preece.
The club have also opened contract talks with current squad members Darren Mackie, Richard Foster, Andrew Considine, Ryan O'Leary and Steve Tosh - and former Leeds youngster Jamie Winter.