CELTIC’S mystery man Maryan Shved, who quit the Hoops almost exactly 13 months ago, is on the move again.
The 25-year-old winger, who was bought for £2million from Ukrainian club Karpaty Lviv just three weeks before Brendan Rodgers departed for Leicester City in February 2019, made a mere three appearances for the Parkhead outfit.
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.”
BY THE LEFT…Maryan Shved lets fly on his Celtic debut in the 2-0 win over Nomme Kaljou in Estonia in July 2019.
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.
Shved was loaned out again to KV Mechelen and he ended his two-and-a-half years of anonymity at Celtic when he agreed a permanent move to the Belgians on July 24 last year, as CQN reported.
Now, though, the touchline ace is poised to move again with his likely destination Ukrainain giants Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Belgian media outlet Gazet van Antwerpen.
Shved sat out his side’s thrilling 5-4 league win over Westerlo on Sunday. Hoops outcast Boli Bolingoli, who joined the club in the summer, was also missing from the squad.
NOW YOU SEE ME…Maryan Shved in a rare appearance in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Clyde at Broadwood in February 2020.
Remarkably, Shved only played THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES for the Hoops in his first 11 months at the club and he insisted he had no regrets.
At the time, he said: “I am happy I moved to Scotland. It’s a different style of football than what I have been used to back home.
“I am working hard and learning so much.
“The coaches and manager of Celtic have told me if I keep working hard I will soon start to get minutes on the pitch for them, but it hasn’t happened yet.”
And it never did for one of the most mysterious signings in Celtic history.