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‘Give Him Another Year’ ‘He Is Well Past It’ – Celtic Fans On Social Media Split On Whether To Give 32 Year Old New Deal

Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig says he will find out this week whether he will be offered a new contract to stay at Parkhead.

The Swedish international has been at the Scottish champions for almost seven years, but his current deal expires in June.

Lustig has been linked with a return to his homeland with AIK Solna and the defender says he has been in contact with the Swedish club:

“Has there been contact from AIK? Absolutely. They know about my situation We have not spoken about any contract but then I don’t really know how the rules are.”

“I have been quite open that I might want to finish my career in Sweden. Clearly, I think about it, but I have a lot to do. I will find out more this week.”

Fans on Twitter are calling on the club to give the 32-year-old a contract extension:

Others are not so sure:

Lustig has been a fine servant for the club, having played both as a right-back and as a centre-back during his time in Scotland.

He has played 36 matches this season, but he has been used more sparingly in the second half of the campaign, following the arrival of Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund in January.

Interim boss Neil Lennon did start him at centre-half in the 1-0 win over Dundee last time out, but his future will likely be decided by the Celtic board.