MOSCOW, June 2 (Sputnik) - Bristol City and Iceland defender Hordur Magnusson is on the verge of signing for CSKA Moscow, Bristol Post reported on Saturday.
According to the UK media, the deal is worth 2,5 million euros (around $3 million) and will see Magnusson “put pen to paper on a four year deal in the Russian Premier League”.
“An announcement is due in the next few days with the deal set to be confirmed officially on July 1,” the UK media said.
Magnusson joined Bristol City in 2016 and since then he has made 61 appearances for the club, scoring one goal. Previously, he played for Italian FCs Cesena and Spezia, and Icelandic FC Fram.
The 25-year-old has been capped for Iceland 15 times, scoring a total of two goals.
In May 2018 he was named in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He scored one goal in the eight matches of the qualifying tournament thus helping Iceland to qualify for their first-ever World Cup.
Russia will host the World Cup from June 14 till July 15 in 11 cities across the country, with Iceland set to face Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D at the World Cup.