Bristol City sign Iceland's Hordur Magnusson from Juventus
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 13/07/16 8:00pm
Bristol City have signed Iceland international defender Hordur Magnusson for an undisclosed fee from Juventus.
The 23-year-old, who plays in central defence or at left-back, has passed a medical and signed a three-year contract.
Magnusson becomes manager Lee Johnson's fourth signing of the summer and will link up with the squad in La Manga next week.
He has five caps for Iceland, having also played at Under-17, U19 and U21 levels.
"We've been looking to bring him in since the end of last season, but with (loan club) Cesena reaching the play-offs and then his commitments with Iceland in Euro 2016, it has taken time to get him across to Bristol," said Johnson.
"I've shown him around Failand, Ashton Gate and the city with his family. He also met with (majority shareholder) Steve Lansdown.
"It's a deal I'm really excited about because he has attributes to play as high as he wants. I'm sure it will take him time to adjust to the English game.
"He's very mobile, quick and smooth on the ball. He's 6ft 3in and has a great left foot, and at the age of 23 has plenty of time to mature as a player."
Chief operating officer Mark Ashton said: "Along with Lee, I'm delighted we have been able to secure the services of Hordur.
"It's been a real team effort from a number of people at the club to get this deal done and I look forward to welcoming him to Ashton Gate."