Mikael Lustig is set to end a seven-year association with Celtic and pen a contract with Belgian outfit Gent, according to the Daily Record.
The 32-year-old is due in Belgium today to undergo a medical after he wasn’t offered a new deal by Hoops boss Neil Lennon.
Lustig has enjoyed a trophy-laden time of things at Celtic Park. He has been a mainstay in the team during a successful period; playing 276 games for the Hoops.
The right-back has played 75 times for Sweden and will leave Celtic with a massive void to fill ahead of the 2019/20 campaign getting underway.
It was actually Lennon who signed Lustig seven years ago, taking him on a free transfer from Rosenborg, where he spent four years.
Lustig’s departure represents a blow for Celtic.
It had been anticipated that he may be offered a short-term deal, especially given the squad’s lack of depth at right-back.
Lennon’s need for a right-sided defender will now be intensified and there must be some irons in the fire ahead of the new season.
Celtic must ensure they get their transfer business right this summer and this doesn’t look like a great move by the Hoops’ boss.
Lustig is more than capable of still doing a job for the club and another deal would have been a sensible move.