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LUSTIG IN NEW DEAL TALKS

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MIKAEL LUSTIG is having talks with Brendan Rodgers as he prepares to extend his current deal at Celtic.

The Swede is out of contract at the end of the season and the Hoops gaffer is keen for the 29-year-old defender to remain at the champions.

Lustig, who may not be risked against Motherwell today, has enjoyed one of his longest injury-free runs since joining the Parkhead outfit from Rosenborg in 2012.

Rodgers said: “Mikael is the type of player I want to have here to help create and build something.

“I’m sure he and his representatives will speak to the club and, hopefully, organise that. Mikael is someone I definitely want to keep at the club.

“I spoke to him on Thursday about that. He is a player I’ve been really impressed with since I’ve been here.

“He’s been consistently available, he’s played a lot of games and has great maturity.

“Mikael is a wonderful guy for the team and is an international player.

“He’s 29 and is at the peak of his career. For me, he has been outstanding.”

CQN has previously reported that Lustig and his family are settled in Scotland and enjoy the West End lifestyle. 

The player has spoken about his wish to remain at Celtic and has looked a much improved player this season compared to last year when many thought that his legs were gone. 

He richly deserves his new contract based on the outstanding season he is enjoying under Brendan Rodgers. 

 
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