Celtic defender comments on his future, makes Brendan Rodgers prediction

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

Mikael Lustig says that he wants to remain at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

Celtic's Tom Rogic celebrates with Mikael Lustig and Leigh Griffiths after scoring their first goal

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has been quoted as saying by The Scottish Sun that he wants to remain at the club.

The Sweden international right-back has been on the books of Celtic since 2012 and has a contract until June 2018.

The 29-year-old has made it clear that he is happy at the Scottish Premiership giants, but he has admitted that he could leave Celtic Park if something really special comes up.

Ajax's Arkadiusz Milik in action with Celtic's Mikael Lustig as Celtic manager Ronny Deila (R) looks on

“I have never thought about that before,” The Scottish Sun quotes Lustig as saying. “This is the first year where things are going against us, and because of that you get to hear a lot of things, and you are not walking around on the clouds any more.

“But I’ve been at Celtic for a long time. It’s a huge club and it would take something really special for me to leave.”

Celtic manager Ronny Deila gestures to their fans after the game

Lustig has also backed new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers to be a success. The former Liverpool boss has been appointed the new Celtic manager following the departure of Ronny Deila.

The Sweden international believes that Rodgers will have a huge say in the kind of players who are signed in the summer transfer window.

“Celtic brought in a young coach from Scandinavia, and I don’t believe he had that much influence and that he could say ‘I want that player, no matter how much he costs’,” The Scottish Sun quotes Lustig as saying.

“At that point, the board knew which type of players they wanted to bring in, and how much money they were willing to spend. I believe Brendan Rodgers, if he isn’t satisfied with the squad, will form it in his way.”

Rodgers is a high-profile footballing figure and has arrived at Celtic with a strong reputation.

One suspects that the Northern Irishman has been given some kind of assurance over the transfer budget he will have in the summer in order to sign good players to strengthen the current squad.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

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