Celtic fans react with glee to reports linking Stefan Johansen with Galatasaray

Celtic's Stefan Johansen looks dejected after the game

The former Bhoys player of the year could be on the move to Turkey this summer.

Celtic's Stefan Johansen looks dejected after the game

Brendan Rodgers has got his transfer plans for this summer at Celtic in full swing already, and it appears as though Stefan Johansen will be the latest star out the door as reports in Turkey claim the midfielder has agreed terms with Galatasaray.

Johansen joined the Bhoys from Stromsgodset in January 2014 and after looking promising in his first half season in Scotland he starred in his first full campaign, scoring 13 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions and being named the club's player of the year.

However, he failed to replicate that sparkling form last term as Celtic ground their way to a fifth consecutive league title, and was the target of much criticism from Hoops supporters.

Johansen played under last season's Celtic boss, Ronny Deila, at in their native Norway, and it was suggested by some that he owed his place in the team throughout a run of bad form to the history between player and manager.

Celtic's Stefan Johansen in action with Rangers' Dominic Ball

Deila refuted that suggestion, but there is no doubt that Johansen looked a shadow of the player he was in 2014-15, and it is perhaps unsurprising that Rodgers is reportedly ready to let him leave Glasgow.

The 25-year-old has just a single year left on his Celtic deal, and with a new contract offer appearing unlikely it seems that Rodgers would rather take a limited fee for the player and move on.

Johansen is a man who splits opinion at Parkhead, and many fans on Twitter suggested that they will be glad to see the back of a player who elicited frustration from many on the terraces last season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, he Johansen did still have some sections of the Celtic support on his side, who clearly haven't forgotten the talent that the player obviously has in his locker.

 

 

 

 

 

Ross County's Ian McShane (L) in action with Celtic's Stefan Johansen

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