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£2m MISFIT IN TRANSFER PUZZLE

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CELTIC’S frozen-out £2million winger Marian Shved is at the centre of a transfer mystery, thanks to comments by his dad.

The Ukrainian forward, Brendan Rodgers’ final buy for the club from Karpaty Lviv in January last year, didn’t start a game for Neil Lennon last season and made only three substitute appearances.

He scored one goal, a superb late effort in the 2-0 Champions League qualifier against Nomme Kalju in Estonia in July as the Hoops won 7-0 on aggregate.

Shved is set to leave either permanently or on-loan with Hungarian champions Fenercvaros linked with the tricky flanker.

His father, Vasily Shved, has revealed his son’s future will be sorted in the near future .

According to a report in the Scottish Sun, he said: “I think there will be clarity about Marian’s next club very soon. It’s in the hands of his agent now.

“The Scottish league was ended prematurely and Marian returned home due to the coronavirus and he kept himself in very good shape here.

“He’s 22 years old, plays for a top European team and is in the Ukraine squad, so he is fine.

“He still has a great future ahead of him.”

Shved made a five-minute cameo appearance in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Clyde in Febriary which was his first outing since October.

Ferencvaros boss Sergie Rebrov has already hinted at a move for the player.

The former Spurs striker has Shved’s fellow-countrymen Igor Kharatin and Alexander Zubkov at the Budapest club and he added: “I don’t want to confirm or deny my interest in Marian Shved.

“Of course, I would be happy to work with another Ukrainian in the squad, but there are a number of players in all positions we are looking at.

“We are always looking to improve the squad.”

 
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