MARIAN SHVED has been something of an enigma since moving to Celtic from Karpaty Lviv. The 22-year-old has made just three appearances for the Scottish Champions and has been linked with a move back to the club after being told to take up billiards. However, according to The Scottish Sun, Shved will remain at Mechelen.
The Celtic winger was signed in January 2019 from Ukraine but has failed to make any impact in the time he’s had at the club. He was loaned to the Belgian side but it seemed that their manager Wouter Vrancken was less than impressed.
“I don’t feel like I should be wasting my time on him anymore.
“The players and staff have done everything they can to include Shved in the squad, but he puts himself above the group.
“He regularly arrives late and even pretends not to be here. The staff and the players have talked to him several times.
“I spoke to him in private, I also addressed him in the group. But we haven’t got a response.
“Well, it stops now. If he wants to be a loner, he can. Go play billiards for the rest of his life or something.
“He doesn’t want to belong in this group where everyone jumps through fires for each other. He is introverted, but his arrogance makes it worse.”
Shved has failed to win over Neil Lennon since the Irishman replaced Brendan Rodgers at the helm of the Scottish Champions. A loan move seemed to be the best option in order get some game time for the winger but as reports from his loan move come out, Celtic may think that cutting their losses could be ideal for both parties.
Mechelen sporting director Tom Kaluve said that the player would remain with the club until the end of the season.
“We had a conversation with the player and the manager together.
“We will try to do everything so that Marian becomes the player in Mechelen that he was in Ukraine before.
“He is a very talented football player and a good guy. It cannot be called problematic at all.
“We have already seen a reaction from him in training.
“I am confident that he will become an important player for us for the rest of the season.”