Celtic's Stefan Johansen joins Fulham on three-year contract

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen
Image: Stefan Johansen has left Celtic to join Fulham

Fulham have signed Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old, a Norway international, has been playing in Scotland since January 2014 and scored 20 goals in a total of 114 appearances across all competitions.

Johansen was named as the SPFA Player of the Year at the end of the 2014-15 season, when he scored nine goals in 34 Scottish Premiership games, and also took Celtic's Player of the Year award.

But he had less of an impact last season, when scoring just one goal in 23 appearances, and Johansen had only featured once so far this season when coming on as a sub in Celtic's Champions League win over Astana.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had confirmed earlier on Friday that Johansen was on his way out of the club after no agreement could be reached over a new contract.

He said: "I have found him a really good guy. 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."

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The former Bodo/Glimt and Stromsgodset player made his Norway debut in 2013 and has gone on to win 29 caps, scoring three times.