CELTIC’S new signing Maryan Shved is on his way to Glasgow to begin the process of looking for a home and to meet his new team-mates.
The Ukrainian winger was the last signing made by Celtic under the former manager, although there remains a doubt whether the signing had anything to do with the Rodgers at all. Putting that to one side everything we’ve seen from Shved since his name became linked with Celtic has been encouraging. Celtic completed the deal to sign Shved then immediately loaned him back to Karpaty Lviv for the rest of the season.
He scored six times from seven starts and grabbed a notable hat-trick a few weeks ago. the Bhoy looks a player.
Thank you Maryan Shved!
Official Karpaty Lviv twitter account has announced the departure of Shved!
Celtic BOUND https://t.co/17FeNHWr5D
— Zorya Londonsk Weekly (@ZoryaLondonsk) May 11, 2019
Maryan picked up a two yellow cards at the weekend, meaning he is suspended for the final game of the season, so is now getting ready for his new challenge in Paradise.
This will be his second move aboard, after he endured a difficult period at Sevilla a few years ago when he was an 18 year old teenager. Shved says he’ll learn from the mistakes made in Spain and will be all the better for it when he gets to Glasgow.
“I have already received a UK work visa in Paris and arrived in Glasgow, where I will look for a house as well as begin to train with Celtic.
“I said goodbye to the guys at Karpaty although I will return in two weeks after the end of the Scottish season.”I can’t wait to get started at Celtic and introduce myself to my new team mates.
“My last game was Karpaty was really disappointing. One of the bookings was for dissent, but the ref made a serious mistake and didn’t give a handball. The second yellow card, I tried to pull out of a tackle, but it was too late.
Maryan Shved in all competitions this season:
⏱️ 26 games
⚽️ 15 goals
🎯 4 assists pic.twitter.com/yp5gOfQIWA
— Celtic Soccer Show (@CelticSoccrShow) May 11, 2019
“It was a real pity my farewell should be like that,” he told local media in Ukraine as reported by Daily Record.
“I’d like to thank the fans for being so supportive. Many wrote to me to wish me good luck in Scotland a lot of people have stopped me in the street to offer their best wishes.
“A few years ago I left to go to Seville. But I was 18 years old then and still a child. It took a lot of time for me to adjust, but I also grew up a lot and understood many things better.
“I won’t repeat the same mistakes in Scotland,” he said.