Mikael Lustig gives clear indication about his future

Celtic's Kolo Toure with Mikael Lustig

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig says that he wants to remain at Celtic Park.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he wants to stay at the club.

Lustig has been on the books of Celtic since January 2012 and has a contract with the Bhoys until June 2017, according to The Glasgow Evening Times.

The 29-year-old is a key player in Brendan Rodgers’s team, and the Sweden international right-back has said that he wants to remain at Celtic Park.

The former GIF Sundsvall and Rosenborg BK defender has also said that his agent has spoken to Celtic about a new deal.

Barcelona's Neymar in action with Celtic's Mikael Lustig

“We will see,” Lustig told The Glasgow Evening Times. “I love to be play for this club. I have been here for five years and hopefully I can be here a little bit longer.

“My agent has spoken to the club, I think. I do love playing for Celtic. It is a great club and hopefully we can find a solution because I would like to stay here. It is football, sometimes it takes a little bit of time.

“We will have to see what happens but right now I am loving playing football with this group. It has been a great season, there are good times here and it is fun to be part of it.”

Celtic's Mikael Lustig consoles Astana's Roger Canas at the end of the match

Celtic are going strong in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment and are firm favourites to clinch the title this season.

The Hoops are currently at the top of the standings with 34 points from 12 matches. The Glasgow giants are eight points clear of second-placed and Old Firm rivals Rangers, and have two games in hand.

Celtic won the Scottish League Cup at the weekend, getting the better of Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen 3-0 in the final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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