Celtic defender Mikael Lustig expects future decision soon


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Mikael Lustig expects to know whether he will still be a Celtic player next season by the end of the month.

Lustig has been with the Scottish giants since 2011 and has managed over 200 appearances for Celtic but his current deal is up at the end of the campaign.

The 32-year-old Sweden international has dropped down the Parkhead pecking order since the January arrival of Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund and his future appears uncertain.

Lustig has been linked with a AIK in his homeland and he admits he would like to end his playing career in Sweden, but Celtic have the option of extending his contract by a further year.

The defender insists he is happy in Glasgow and would have no issue with the Bhoys using their option of a 12-month extension, while suggesting the club will make a decision soon.

When asked if there was anything concrete in the interest from AIK, Lustig told the Daily Record: “Absolutely. They know well about my situation.

“I mean, I have been quite open that I might want to finish my career in Sweden. Clearly I think about it, but I have a lot to do.

“I will get a decision regarding the future next week. It has been hard for some time now when I do not know about the future. I have been here [Celtic] for seven years and me and my family enjoy it.”

Celtic host fierce rivals Rangers in the next round of Premiership fixtures and are 1.85 to claim all three points. Celtic are 15.00 to win 3-0 and 1.62 to score first.

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