'Finishing my career here' – Big boost as international star commits future to Celtic
By Laura O’Leary
Mikael Lustig, despite previously stating he saw himself retiring in Sweden, has now revealed he can’t see himself leaving Celtic.
In an interview with the Scottish Sun, the star has spoken about just how happy he is at Celtic currently and that he does not see his future anywhere else.
He said: “In the past, I have always said I want to come back to Sweden, but the more I’m abroad and the more I play for Celtic, the more I think of finishing my career here.
“It would take a lot for me to leave Celtic.”
The 30-year-old has been with the Hoops since January 2012, after he made the move from Rosenborg BK.
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The full back is currently contracted to Celtic until May 2019, with his most recent contract extension being agreed at the start of the year.
The Swedish international has featured 22 times for the Bhoys across all competitions so far this season, and has scored two goals in the process.
In total during his nearly six year spell at the club, he has made 207 appearances, scored 18 goals and registered 28 assists.
The defender has won at lot of silverware with the Hoops, with ten trophies lifted during his time at the club including six league titles.
The 30-year-old is currently battling to be at the World Cup in the summer with Sweden, as his nation play the second leg of their World Cup qualifier on Monday.
The defender missed the first leg against Italy due to a suspension, but Sweden were still able to win 1-0 without him.