Celtic In Pole Position: European Giants Eagerly Look On

Celtic appear to be leading the race to sign Swedish international defender Mikael Lustig by beating off competition from La Liga and the Premiership, reports stv.tv.

The 24 year-old is available on a free when his contract with Rosenborg expires at the end of November prompting interest from Espanyol and Fulham, but Celtic are hoping to gain the advantage by making an immediate bid.

“We are in dialogue with a number of renowned clubs,” said Lustig’s representative, Lennart Norgen.

Sweden’s right-back, who can also play as a centre-half has since claimed his representatives are in ongoing discussions with the Glasgow side. “It seems very exciting,” he told Aftenposten, of Celtic’s interest. “It is not the best league but it sounds interesting.

“I have not had contact with Celtic. But I can confirm my agent has had contact with the club.”

Lustig has made 93 appearances in a 3-year spell with the Norwegian side including 23 appearances for the Swedish national team. His versatility in defence could prove valuable to Celtic boss, Neil Lennon who is said to be meeting with Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell to prepare a swift move for the Swede.

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