Rotherham United are delighted to confirm the signing of Viktor Johansson following the expiration of his contract at Leicester City, who becomes Paul Warne’s sixth summer signing, subject to EFL and FA ratification.
The Swedish stopper has penned a two-year-deal, which will keep him at AESSEAL New York Stadium until 2022 and will challenge Lewis Price for Jamal Blackman for the number one spot during the 2020/21 campaign.
The 21-year-old rose through the ranks at boyhood club Hammarby in his native Sweden and quickly built and impressive reputation, attracting the interest of Aston Villa who snapped him up to join their Academy.
He spent four seasons at Villa Park before making his move across the Midlands to join Leicester City’s development squad.
Johansson has been a regular presence in the Foxes under-23s starting line-up, helping City to second place in their most recent Premier League 2 Division 1 campaign before the suspension of football in March.
He has also earned recognition at international level with his native Sweden, who he has represented at U21 level, making his debut against Scotland in March 2019.
His performances for Leicester caught the attention of Rotherham United boss Paul Warne who moved to secure his services ahead of his side’s upcoming 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign.