Celtic defender Daniel Majstorovic to join AIK

Majstorovic was injured while training with Sweden in February
Majstorovic was injured while training with Sweden in February

Swedish club AIK have announced that they have secured Daniel Majstorovic on a two-and-a-half-year contract as the defender ends his spell with Celtic.

The 35-year-old has spent two seasons in Glasgow but missed the conclusion to Celtic's championship-winning season with an injury picked up in February.

Sweden international Majstorovic is delighted to join his hometown club.

"It is with great pleasure and pride that I wear my AIK shirt," he told the Stockholm outfit's website.

"It feels incredibly inspiring to be a part of an exciting future facing AIK.

"I have great hopes for the future with the club and look forward to the next two and a half years."

Majstorovic, capped 34 times for Sweden, started his career with Brommapojkarna before moving to Fortuna Kiln, Vasteras, Malmo, Twente, Basel then AEK Athens.

Following his arrival from Greek football, he established himself at the heart of Celtic's defence, making 64 appearances.

However, he had become a less regular starter this season and, with his contract expiring this summer, his future was in doubt after picking up a cruciate ligament injury training with his national squad.

His new employers say he will officially join the Stockholm club when the Swedish transfer window re-opens in August.

AIK Solna sports director Jens Andersson said: "Daniel's personality and football qualities will add dynamism and competence to AIK.

"That, combined with his unique experience at both international and club level, will help develop both the team and the club in the short and long term."

AIK lie in seventh place in the 16-strong Swedish Allsvenskan after nine games of the present season.