Mikael Lustig’s wife has shared her relief after initially finding the idea of staying in Glasgow tough.
The Celtic defender last week signed a two-year extension to his current deal, which will see him remain at the club until 2019.
That’s a big boost for fans and should be welcome to Lustig, who has grown into a very popular player since signing for the club in 2012 from Rosenborg.
But comments from his wife suggest staying at Celtic beyond this summer might not have always been on the cards.
Josefin Lustig regularly updates fans on her life at josefinlustig.com and has today posted about her relief that Glasgow is going to continue to be her home for the next few years.
But she also told how she was initially keen to make a move elsewhere, thinking Glasgow may be part of the reason she’s felt bad in the past.
Josefin wrote: “When I was feeling the worst I thought it might be because I live here, that it would be better if I lived somewhere else. In Sweden or wherever. That I needed a fresh start.
“I often feel alone and I love having a lot of people around. I thought it was going to feel tough to sign for Celtic again and stay here. But you know what, I feel relieved.
“The grass is not always greener on the other side. We have a good life here, it’s safe and we know how everything works now. Kids are happy and Mikael is really happy here.
“So my wellbeing doesn’t have anything to do with where I live. Now that we know that we are staying and moving to a new house that we will be happier in I have a really good feeling.
“It’s probably this I need, I don’t know if I could handle a move to a new country. So much stress and to start over is hard.
“I have my friends here and now that I’m working on my wellbeing I feel really excited about life. It’s such a nice feeling!”
It sounds like Lustig and his family have really settled into life in Glasgow now and that may explain why he’s become such an integral part of the Celtic squad over the last few seasons.
He’s made 160 appearances for the Hoops, winning seven major trophies, and has captained the club on occasion so he’ll be hoping to continue playing and collecting trophies for the remainder of his time with them.