Celtic winger Maryan Shved will not be arriving at the Hoops until the end of the season after his loan at Ukrainian club Karpaty Lviv was extended, according to The Scottish Sun.
Shved signed for a reported £2m in the January transfer window before heading back to the selling club on loan.
The paper reckons that the agreement included a clause stating the winger would make his permanent move to Glasgow when his side exited the national cup competition in Ukraine, but Celtic have now allowed him to stay for Karpaty’s remaining nine league games.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Karpaty manager Fabriciano Penelas revealed his delight with the development: “Maryan is a very important member of the squad and we are delighted he will be with us for a longer time.”
Shved would not have been able to feature until next season for the Hoops anyway due to FIFA registration rules so it makes sense that he gets a last bit of first-team football in his homeland before moving to settle in at Lennoxtown.
With 14 goals and four assists in 24 appearances for his club this season, fans are rightly excited about his potential, with many expecting him to make a big attacking impact in the first-team.
Patience will be required though and hopefully we can create an atmosphere that allows the 21-year-old to flourish in Scotland.
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