Defender reveals plans to agree a deal with Celtic
By Will Butcher
Mikael Lustig is desperate to sign a new contract with the Scottish Champions, but has revealed that there has been no movement.
The 29-year-old has become Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice right back at Celtic Park ahead of Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa, but is being made to wait for a new deal.
Speaking to the Daily Record, the former Rosenborg defender revealed that he wants to extend his Celtic stay beyond next summer when it expires.
“There’s been no movement. I’m in my last season,” Lustig told the Daily Record. “We haven’t discussed the contract so we will see what happens.
“I want to stay. I’m really happy here and have been here for five years. I’ve loved every minute of my time here.”
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Lustig has already made 16 appearances in all competitions for Rodgers’s side this season, playing against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Old Firm rivals Rangers.
But with just three months before Lustig can be approached on a free transfer by non-Scottish clubs, Lustig’s time seems to be surprisingly running out at Celtic Park.
Lustig has been a first-team regular in Glasgow since his move from Norway in 2012, making 148 appearances in all competitions as well as using his impressive aerial ability to score 13 goals during that time.
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