MIKAEL LUSTIG has called for Celtic to be declared champions insisting that there is no way the Hoops can be caught at the top of the league.

Neil Lennon’s side are currently 13 points clear at the peak of the Scottish Premiership, but with football in lockdown, it remains to be seen whether the season will be fully played out.

Some have called for the campaign to be declared null and void, while others insist the season should end with current standings counting as final.

And Lustig believes the SFA and SPFL should hand Celts the title now.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: "It is not any surprise that I think Celtic deserve to win the league and be named champions.

“I know Celtic would prefer to play the rest of the games and to win the trophy after that but that doesn’t look like it is going to be possible.

“As things stand, Celtic is 13 points clear and they deserve to win the league.

“There are going to be other teams who want the season to be null and void but Celtic are well ahead and deserve to win.

“Hopefully, that will be the final decision and Celtic will be named as Scottish champions again.

“There is no way even if the season resumed that Celtic would be caught over the remaining games.”

In Belgium, the country’s football association opted to end the season early with Club Brugge being crowned champions. They had a 15-point lead over second-placed Gent.

And Lustig, who now plays for Gent, admits this was a sensible decision to make. He added: "It is good in Belgium we have a bit of closure.

“Everybody wanted it to be fair for everyone, but at the moment if they declare Celtic champions then the other side of Glasgow are going to say they didn’t deserve it and vice versa.

“It is going to be strange for everyone but unless they somehow find a way to play the games and finish the season, but if they can’t then Celtic have to be named as champions.

“It would be different if they were only a couple of points in front of the team in second place but we are talking about 13 points.

"Club Brugge have been named champions.

"For us, we were second 15 points behind Club Brugge and one and two point behind the third and fourth teams respectively.

“My feeling is that is the fair thing to do. I can’t see us playing football again over the upcoming months."