Celtic manager Neil Lennon hints at Mikael Lustig stay


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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that Mikael Lustig could stay at the club beyond the end of the current campaign.

The 32-year-old has made 20 appearances this season in the Scottish Premiership but he has fallen out of favour with some of the club’s supporters.

Former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers had hinted that his time may be up at Parkhead, with Lustig out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

He made his first start since February when he played at Easter Road on Saturday in the Scottish FA Cup.

Lustig helped Celtic secure a 2-0 win and came through the game in good fashion, with Lennon now contemplating his future.

The Sweden international may now stay in Glasgow, with Celtic having the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.

He told the Herald: “I’m not writing him off, I know what he is capable of. And what a player he is. What Mikael has done for the last seven or eight years is play non-stop football.

“He has been through the rigours of a physically demanding season. He has been playing every game possible and eventually the fatigue or stiffness or whatever you want to call it creeps in.

“But this guy has been a top, top player for this club and a top player for his country as well and I think he’s got plenty to offer Celtic. I don’t know [what will happen] but we will sit down and discuss things.”

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