MARIAN SHVED, involved in one of the most mysterious transfers in Celtic history, will face Ange Postecoglou’s side in the Champions League.

The Ukrainian international winger, who joined the Hoops for £2million from Karpaty Lviv just three weeks before Brendan Rodgers departed for Leicester City in February 2019, made a mere three substitute appearances for the Hoops.

However, Shved, who left Parkhead almost 14 months ago, signed for Group F rivals Shakhtar Donetsk today, a move predicted by CQN last month.

The 25-year-old forward has returned to his homeland on a five-year deal from Belgian club KV Mechelen.

Now he is poised to perform against Celtic in Poland on September 14 and again in Glasgow on October 25.

It remains a puzzle as to who actually signed Shved for the champions.

Shortly before the player’s arrival, Rodgers said: “We’ve got about a MILLION wingers and we don’t need another one.”

HOOPY DAYS…Marian Shved celebrates his solitary goal for Celtic.

Shved, who had scored 15 goals in 26 games for his club side to attract Hoops scouts, was shunned by the Irishman and immediately loaned back to Karpaty for the remainder of the season.

He rarely figured in the reign of Neil Lennon – three appearances, despite scoring an excellent goal on his debut as a substitute in a 2-0 against Nomme Kaljou in Estonia in a Champions League qualifier in July 2019.

Hoops fans hope he does not produce an action replay against Postecoglou’s men in our crucial group confrontations.


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