Mikael Lustig could be in line for return to Scotland

By Hamish Carton

August 5, 2019

Former Celtic hero Mikael Lustig could be in line for a quickfire return to Scotland.

That’s because the Swede’s new club Gent are potential upcoming opponents for Aberdeen in the Europa League. The Dons were paired with the Belgian outfit during Monday’s draw in Nyon, however both sides will have to come through third round ties before the match-up is confirmed.

Aberdeen take on Croatian side Rijeka over the next two midweeks while Lustig’s Gent face AEK Larnaca.


Lustig could soon be back in Scotland

Just last month we told you how Lustig’s new side could be handed a surprise Europa League spot following a match-fixing scandal in Belgium. Gent were given a spot in the competition following KV Mechelen’s ejection and they seem to have grasped the opportunity with both hands.

Lustig played 180 minutes as Gent saw off Romanian side Viitorul Constanta 7-5 on aggregate. They’ve also made a positive start in the league – with Lustig once again playing in their 6-1 home win over Eupen on Sunday.

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Celtic fans will remember that Lustig’s final goal for the club came in a match against Aberdeen. The 32-year-old stooped to bullet in a diving header as we wrapped up the league at Pittodrie in May.

It would be good to see him back in Scotland. Even if only briefly.