Report: Mikael Lustig offered deal by Malmo
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
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.
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.
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.