Celtic star Mikael Lustig left in limbo after latest report
Mikael Lustig has been a loyal servant to Celtic since joining the club in January 2012 from Rosenborg SK. Now, according to a report from his home country – he may find it difficult to find a new club this summer.
Lustig, 32, is in the final months of his contract at Parkhead. With the end of his deal fast approaching, Lustig is available to leave the Scottish champions on a free transfer.
He has been repeatedly linked with a move to AIK in his home country of Sweden. Now, FotbollDirekt claim AIK may be unable to sign Lustig.
That is because finances with the Allsvenskan side are tight. A loss was recorded last year, and the club are still recovering from that. Signings, then, have been put on the back burner.
So signing a player such as Lustig – who is earning £24,000 a week according to the Daily Star – is near impossible. It means Lustig will not be joining up with the likes of Seb Larsson, Chinedu Obasi and Robin Jansson.
With Lustig unlikely to remain at Celtic despite the Hoops’ lack of a right-back, the Swede has been left in a difficult position. His current club do not want him, and his protracted new side cannot afford him.
The defender, who impressed at the World Cup last summer, will now be forced to get onto the phone with his agent and look for around new clubs – if indeed the report is correct and AIK cannot afford his signature.
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