Johnsen departs AZ for Rosenborg loan


Bjorn Johnsen has departed AZ Alkmaar to join Norwegian side Rosenborg on a four-month loan deal.

The 27-year-old American-born Norway international only joined AZ from Eredivisie rivals Den Haag last summer and he scored six goals in 22 league appearances.

However, Johnsen has fallen out of favour with AZ boss Arne Holt going into the 2019-20 season so the club have allowed him to move to Norway and join Rosenborg.

He will remain with the reigning Eliteserien champions until January before returning to AZ with the possibility of extending his stay.

Johnsen, who scored six goals in 37 appearances with Scottish Premiership side Hearts in 2016-16, is contracted to AZ until summer 2022.