Hordur Magnusson signs for Bristol City from Juventus on three-year deal

Bristol City have announced the signing of Juventus defender Hordur Magnusson for an undisclosed fee.

Magnusson, 23, has passed a medical and signed a three-year deal to give manager Lee Johnson his fourth signing of the summer.

The Iceland international, who was with the squad but did not play in their fairytale run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 before losing to France 5-2, can slot into central defence or at left-back.

Johnson said: "We've been looking to bring him in since the end of last season, but with [loan club] Cesena reaching the playoffs and then his commitments with Iceland in Euro 2016, it has taken time to get him across to Bristol.

"I've shown him around Failand, Ashton Gate and the city with his family. He also met with [majority shareholder] Steve Lansdown.

"It's a deal I'm really excited about because he has attributes to play as high as he wants, although I'm sure it will take him time to adjust to the English game.

"He's very mobile, quick and smooth on the ball. He's 6ft 3in and has a great left foot, and at the age of 23 has plenty of time to mature as a player."