Celtic have announced the signing of Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Bangura from AIK Stockholm.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year deal to join the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club.

"We believe Mohamed is a player of real quality and someone who has the potential to make a big contribution to Celtic," manager Neil Lennon told Celtic's official website.

"He comes highly recommended by people in the Swedish game. We have had him watched for a year or so, and all the reports have been very positive, and I know Mohamed is excited about joining the club.

"He's a young player and someone with great enthusiasm for Celtic and for the challenge ahead, and we're really looking forward to welcoming him to the squad."

Following a successful loan at IFK Varnamo, Bangura performed well for AIK and attracted numerous admirers - including Celtic and Sweden legend Henrik Larsson, who is now manager of Landskrona BoIS in Sweden's second tier.

And Bangura was honoured that it was Larsson who recommended him to Celtic.

Bangura said: "I am delighted to be joining a club the size of Celtic.

"I'm flattered that someone like Henrik Larsson would recommend me. I know all about Henrik and what a great player he was for Celtic, and I'm looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates and working hard to do well at Celtic and help the club be successful."

Bangura is Celtic's fifth capture of the summer transfer window, following the signings of Adam Matthews, Kelvin Wilson, Victor Wanyama and the loan deal for Fraser Forster.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Topics:
#Fraser Forster
#Henrik Larsson
#Premier League
#Neil Lennon
#Adam Matthews
#Kelvin Wilson
Flag article