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Celtic transfer news: Hoops want Johannsson

Celtic transfer news: Hoops want Johannsson

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by Robbie Pringle

24th September 2013 4:56pm BST

  

Celtic are interested in signing forward Aron Johannsson from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, SportsDirect News can reveal.

The United States international joined AZ in January from Danish outfit AGF Aarhus for just over £1 million and has been in impressive goalscoring form since his move.

AZ sold Jozy Altidore to Premier League side Sunderland this summer and Johannsson has proven he has the ability to replace his compatriot at the AFAS Stadium.

The 22-year-old netted three goals in five substitute appearances for AZ last season and has already scored four in seven so far this term.

His impressive performances for the Eredivisie side have caught the eye of Scottish champions Celtic, who want to bring the American to Glasgow, a source has told SportsDirect News.

Johannsson was brought up predominantly in Iceland and played for the country’s under-21 team.

The frontman, however, chose to represent the United States at senior level and has so far managed to earn two caps for Team USA.

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