Celtic must be honest with senior player and tell him his Parkhead days are numbered
Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig has claimed that he would like to stay at the club for a few more seasons, but that is something that the Hoops must look to avoid, as his best days are behind him.
The 31-year-old senior player made the revelation, as reported by the Scottish Sun, that he wants to stay with the Bhoys for three more seasons to help them try and win 10 titles in a row.
The veteran player, who has been with the Hoops for six years, will be 34-years-old by then, and you have to imagine that his standard of player will be even worse than it has been this season.
Despite being a great servant for the Hoops, Lustig’s form has nosedived this season, and Brendan Rodgers should be honest with the player and tell him that his days at the club are coming to an end.
The Bhoys seem to have earmarked Anthony Ralston as Lustig’s long-term replacement at right-back, and he could be a mainstay in the side by the time Lustig recovers from his exertions in the World Cup with Sweden in the summer.
Lustig has been a very good player for the Bhoys, and it’s not surprising that he wants to stay and help the club clinch what would be a great achievement.
But his best days are behind him and he should be given a free transfer when his deal runs out at the end of next season, that would be a classy way of saying goodbye to the player.
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