Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has revealed that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Hoops captain Scott Brown by staying at the club for ten years and complete ten-in-a-row.
The 31-year-old moved to Parkhead back in 2012 from Norwegian side Rosenburg and has two years remaining on his contract with the Scottish champions.
However, as quoted in The Scottish Sun the Swedish enforcer revealed his hopes of remaining with the club for years to come and said: “I’ve always felt welcome here and I always want to play for Celtic, but the older you get you need to take one year at a time.
“I have two more seasons before my contract expires so we’ll see what happens but, of course, I want to stay at Celtic for as long as possible.
“We never think too far ahead, we take things game by game and season by season, but I’d love to be here if Celtic get 10-in-a-row.”
Lustig has come back into the side for the last few games after a spell on the sidelines and will be an integral member of the starting XI as they go into the title run-in.
Football Insider verdict:
Lustig is already 31 and will be 33 by the time his contract expires next summer. If the Swede is given a contract at the club to see him through to his tenth season he will be 35-years-old – well and truly past his best. It’s unlikely that Brendan Rodgers and the powers that be at Parkhead will hand the versatile defender another long-term deal, but based on form, they may be inclined to offer him a 12-month extension. Lustig has been a committed and faithful servant to the Scottish champions in a position where the Hoops lack strength in depth.
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