Brendan Rodgers will surely ditch Lustig and Gamboa if he signs Milad Mohammadi

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will surely offload both Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa if he gets his own way by bringing Iran full-back Milad Mohammadi to Glasgow, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Scottish Sun says that the Northern Irishman was keen to bring the 2018 World Cup player to Celtic Park during the summer, but a move failed to materialise.

However, The Scottish Sun reports that Rodgers is still keen on the versatile defender, who will be available on a pre-contract agreement during the January transfer window with his current deal with Russian team Akhmat Grozny due to expire next summer.

Mohammadi is predominantly a left-back but is able to play on either side of the backline, although given the Bhoys already have Kieran Tierney on the left it seems unlikely that he will feature there unless the Scot is on his way.

What does it mean for Lustig and Gamboa?

The latter’s future at Celtic is in doubt even prior to the potential arrival of Mohammadi given he has only made 29 appearances in all competitions for the club since signing in the summer of 2016.

He has featured for just 381 minutes of football this term as he has been kept behind Mikael Lustig in the pecking order, and with just over six months left on his contract it would be no surprise to see the Glasgow giants offload him for a fee while they still can either in the New Year or next summer.

Meanwhile, Lustig has nailed down the right-back spot as his own against in recent weeks following a stuttering start to the campaign in which he came under fire from his own fans on Twitter, but his deal at Parkhead also expires in June.

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