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KEEPER JOHANSSON SIGNS FOR POTTERS

Swedish international goalkeeper Viktor Johansson has signed a three-year deal with Stoke City.


The 25-year-old’s move to the Potters follows a four-year stint with Rotherham United, where he amassed 135 appearances at Championship level and won the Club’s Player of the Season Award on two occasions.


The transfer will become effective upon the opening of the summer window after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.


Stoke City Sporting Director Jonathan Walters said: “We’re delighted to secure Viktor’s signature and have him join the Stoke City family.


“As one of the standout performers in the league last year, Viktor adds quality, but just as important as the talent is the character we are introducing to the dressing room.


“There is a lot of work to be done between now and the start of the season, but doing this business so early sets the tone for the club and our intentions for the 24/25 campaign.”


Johansson, who made his senior international debut for Sweden in October, said: “It’s brilliant to be here. Stoke City is a massive club and this is a proud moment for me and my family.


“One thing my teammates, coaches and the fans can be sure of is that I will work really hard.


“My Dad works hard, my Mum works hard, I come from a hard-working family and that’s the sort of person I always want to be, to make the most of living my dream and get as high as I can in the game.


“I have heard a lot about the Stoke fans, both home and away, and I’m told that their support is incredible, so I can’t wait for that.


“I share the ambitions of the Club and it’s a journey I really want to be part of, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”


Potters’ Goalkeeping Coach Darren Behcet added: “Viktor is a player I have always admired. He has tremendous shot-stopping ability and I like the confidence he has in coming off his line and commanding his penalty area.


“I’m looking forward to working closely with Viktor and I'm sure the fans will make him feel like one of our own.”



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