Report: Mikael Lustig offered deal by Malmo

By John Reid

May 23, 2019

Soon to be out of contract Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig has been offered the chance to return to Sweden, according to a report.

Swedish newspaper Expressen are reporting that Malmo have offered the veteran defender a deal. However, the report goes on to claim that other clubs are interested in the player, and he could still stay at Celtic.

Big decision to make

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Lustig has a big decision to make in the weeks ahead. His contract expires at the end of the season, and the next one he signs could be one of his last.

A few things could decide the player’s future. The next Celtic manager for a start. If Neil Lennon gets the job, you would bet that he would want to keep Lustig. After all, he brought Lustig to Celtic in the first place.

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Signing policy may decide future

There is also Celtic’s signing policy. The Hoops have not managed to find a right-back who has been consistent enough to replace Lustig in the team.

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That could change in the weeks to come. However, for now when he is fit Lustig is likely the first-choice right-back.

It will be interesting to see what decision Lustig makes. He must be flattered that so many teams are reportedly interested in him.

Perhaps a pointer towards his future will come after the Scottish Cup Final. By then Lustig may have made his mind up about his next step in his career.