Bristol Post Football Writer Gregor MacGregor has confirmed that a proposed loan move for Hordur Magnusson from Bristol City to Russian side Rostov has fallen through. It is believed that paperwork and time taken by the player are the reasons this deal hasn’t progressed.
It would appear that Icelandic international Magnusson was allowed to move on a temporary deal. The Sky Bet Championship club were due to receive a £2million loan deal for the pleasure, but Lee Johnson can still call upon the former Juventus man as part of his plans.
A fee was agreed between the two clubs and all seemed rosy that the deal would go ahead without complication. The two clubs faced a race against the clock as the Russian transfer window closed earlier than the English one at 11pm, and clearly all parties could not get everything done in time.
The 24-year-old has only made two appearances for the Robins this season, both coming in the Carabao Cup in victories against Plymouth Argyle and Watford. Clearly Johnson would not have stood in his way in search of more regular football and perhaps the player will now be left a little frustrated that he will indeed be playing. This is of course unless he can force through a move elsewhere prior to the 11pm deadline, or a club which has a later deadline such as Spain for example. Still, it was a nice bit of drama in what has essentially been a very quiet transfer deadline day revolving Bristol City.