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Celtic legend Mikael Lustig could get Rangers trip

Mikael Lustig of Sweden during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

One month after leaving Celtic, the veteran Swede could face Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic has his shirt pulled by Andrew Halliday of Rangers as Mikael Lustig of Celtic looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers...

Celtic legend Mikael Lustig has only just left Glasgow but he might be returning for a date with Rangers of all clubs.

Lustig was released by the Hoops last month in spite of Neil Lennon publicly stating that he wanted the long-serving right-back to sign a new contract.

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The Sweden international spent seven years in Scotland and he may be coming back to face Rangers in a Europa League qualifier next month.

The 32-year-old joined Gent, who could be drawn against Steven Gerrard's team in the third round of qualifying, should the Gers and the Belgian side successfully negotiate their second-round ties, according to The Scottish Sun.

 

Rangers will be desperate to reach the group stages of Europe's secondary competition for a second year in succession - and how Celtic fans would love to see the popular Lustig contribute to wrecking their dream.

But first, the light Blues and Gent must get past Progres Niederkorn and FC Viitorul if the veteran defender - who won eight successive Premiership titles at Parkhead - is to have any chance of going to Ibrox.

There are eight other teams who the Gers could be paired with in the third round, including Premier League side Wolves.

Mikael Lustig of Celtic picks up an injury during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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