Report: Celtic, Aston Villa and Birmingham failed to sign Arnor Ingvi Traustason in January

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Celtic, Aston Villa and Birmingham wanted to sign Arnor Ingvi Traustason in January.

Celtic, Birmingham and Aston Villa failed with their attempts to sign Arnor Ingvi Traustason in January, the Daily Record reports.

The Icelandic winger was a target for Birmingham, Villa and Celtic last month, but he turned down the chance to sign with both clubs, and the report claims he is lining up a move to Austrian side Rapid Wien this summer.

He actually received offers from all three clubs, but opted to turn them down, favouring the move to Vienna in the coming months.

He was rated at £1.5 million, and Celtic, Villa and the Blues look to have missed out on a young and exciting talent - one who has already been capped by his country.

Who is Arnor Ingvi Traustason?

Traustason currently plays for Norrkoping in Sweden, and has been capped four times by his country, scoring once. He has also spent time with Keflavik in his homeland, as well as Sandnes in Norway, before signing for his current club in the January 2014 transfer window.

A winger, able to play on both the left and right of midfield, he is highly rated, and the move to Vienna will be another step up in an exciting career.

If Traustason continues on his upward trajectory, it would not be a surprise to see him in one of Europe’s big leagues in the future - maybe even in the Premier League.

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