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Stefan Johansen: This is why I signed for Celtic

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen wants to keep improving despite impressing this season.

Stefan Johansen says that Celtic's prestige and history of developing players were the reasons why he joined the club. 

The Bhoys are one of Europe's most well-supported clubs and the lure of the playing in front of the Parkhead faithful was too big a pull to reject when he found out their interest. 


“I came to Celtic because it’s a huge club and I wanted to be a better player," he said to Celtic's official site. "It’s a great club to develop as a player and you get big games here.

“This season the most important thing for me is to win games and titles but you need to develop as well as a player and I feel like I’ve done that since I came here."

The Norwegian midfielder signed for Celtic from Strømsgodset at the start of the year and he has gone on to impress at Parkhead.

Although the central midfielder made a slow start to his career with the Scottish champions, under Ronny Deila's stewardship he has been a sensation and turned into one of their key performers.

His late runs from midfield have proven to be a major threat, with the 23-year-old already scoring five times this campaign.

Johansen has also proven to be one of the most creative players for his side and the fact that he has accumulated 35 appearances already this season highlights just how important he has become to Celtic.

The 23-year-old will now be looking to continue proving his worth as the campaign progresses and he insists that he will strive to improve even further. 

“For me it’s important to always try to be better and that’s what I’m trying to do every day," he said. 

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