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Johansson agrees Hibernian switch

Finland striker Jonatan Johansson
Johansson is closing in on 100 caps for Finland

Hibernian have signed former Rangers and Charlton striker Jonatan Johansson on a pre-contract agreement.

The 33-year-old Finland international will join the Easter Road club when the transfer window opens on 1 January.

Johansson will arrive from Swedish club Malmo, whose season has now finished, and has signed a deal at Hibs until the end of the 2009-10 campaign.

Johansson, capped 91 times, had been with Malmo for two seasons, scoring 20 goals in 46 appearances.

Hibernian manager Mixu Paatelainen is a former international team-mate of Johansson's and told the club website: "I am confident that Hibernian supporters will quickly appreciate that we have obtained an experienced international striker who has scored goals wherever he has played.


"He also has experience of the Scottish Premier League, so I'm sure he will settle very quickly into our squad."

Johansson added: "I am delighted to have secured this move to Hibernian and to be coming back to Scotland. I'm looking forward to the new challenge and to be working with Mixu again.

"I recently visited the training centre and was blown away, it really is a fantastic facility. I look forward to training there to get up to speed on my match fitness for the New Year."

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