CELTIC’S £2million misfit Marian Shved has ended his two-and-a-half years of anonymity at Celtic.

The Ukrainian winger spent last season at KV Mechelen and has got his wish of a permanent move to the Belgian side, as CQN reported yesterday.

Shved arrived from Karpaty Lviv in January 2019 and was less than enthusiastically welcomed by boss Brendan Rodgers who very quickly distanced himself from the transfer by stating the Hoops already had “a million wingers”.

The international raider was immediately loaned back to his local club until the end of their campaign and never kicked a ball for the Irishman who had left for Leicester City by the time he returned to Scotland.

He rarely figured in the rein 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.

Shed, 24, hopes he now has his career back on track with a permanent deal with Mechelen after penning a three-year deal, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The amount of the transfer has not been disclosed, but there is no doubt Celtic will have taken a massive hit on the original outlay and would have been fortunate to pick up even a quarter of the £2million fee.

Shved is the latest player to exit Parkhead, following Kristoffer Ajer (Brentford), Vakoun Issouf Bayo (KAA Gent) and Jack Hendry (Oostende) who have left within the past few weeks while Patryk Klimala quit for New York Red Bulls in April.

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