Glasgow Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has provided a clear hint that his days in Scotland are over and has expressed his disappointment with the management of his situation.

The Sweden international has been something of a stalwart for the Bhoys in this glorious period of dominance in Scottish football, but he could well have played his last match for the Celtic Park club.

Celtic have offered the right-back a new contract but they declined the option to extend his current one by a year, and that appears to have disappointed the 32-year-old.

Lustig has been with the Bhoys since joining from Rosenborg in 2012, and has gone on to make more than 200 appearances for them, in a spell which has seen him contribute to a number of trophies.

However, the way Celtic have gone about dealing with his future has left him decidedly unimpressed, as he enlightened on in a recent interview.

“It could be handled in a different way,” Swedish website Antonbladet quote him as saying.

“The last few weeks have been tough. Not on the plan but on the side. I am extremely proud of how I handled the situation. My closest and players and leaders know what has happened”

Although Lustig gave a strong hint that his future would lie elsewhere, he refused to completely rule out having played his last match for Celtic.

“You should never say never. I love that club and never thought I would feel such a love for a club. So I will never close that door.”

Should the defender leave Celtic Park this summer, it could be that he switches the Bhoys for his homeland, with Malmo FF said to be interested in claiming his services.

Were Celtic to lose the veteran full-back, it would leave a large hole for them to fill ahead of their first friendly of pre-season next month.


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