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Mikael Lustig suggests he's unhappy with Celtic

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (L) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (C) and Mikael Lustig (R) after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Anderlecht vs...

Mikael Lustig is out of contract with Celtic this month.

Michael Lustig of Celtic celebrates his second goal during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mikael Lustig has intimated that Sportbladet that he is unhappy with how Celtic handled his contract situation.

The Sweden international's existing deal with Celtic expires this month and his seven-year stint in Glasgow appears to be coming to an end.

Hoops boss Neil Lennon, who originally brought him to Parkhead, is on record as saying that he wants the 32-year-old to sign a new deal but as things stand Lustig is set to leave.

The veteran right-back, who earns £24,000 per week with the Bhoys [Daily Star], enjoyed a good end to the season when Lennon returned to Paradise.

 

Lustig told Sportbladet: “The last few weeks have been tough. Not on the field, but off the pitch. It could have been handled differently, in terms of what has been said and what happened.

“I am proud of how I have handled the situation and those closest to me, the players and the leaders at Celtic know what has happened."

As things stand, a lot of Celtic fans would love him to stay.

This is a player who has won eight Premiership titles with the Hoops and although his form went up and down under Brendan Rodgers, it was a lot more steady once Lennon returned.

Lustig has got the fans back on his side in a big way, but it looks like it wasn't enough to keep him in Scotland after he hinted of his imminent exit on Instagram earlier today by posting a 'best bits' montage.

Michael Lustig (R), and Scott Brown of Celtic celebrate winning the Scottish Cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019...

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