A report in Football Insider has claimed that Marian Shved is growing increasingly frustrated with his lack of playing time at Parkhead and will look to seal a summer move away from the club.
Celtic signed the Ukrainian winger last January for £2million and he was expected to make a big impact when he arrived at the club in the summer following a loan spell with his previous club Kaparty Lviv, based in Kiev.
Shved has found himself as a peripheral figure and has several players ahead of him in the pecking order with the likes of James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic blocking his path in either a central or wide attacking role.
His chances were further dented when Neil Lennon shifted formation to include wing-backs, adding to his three appearances looks even less likely now with the gaffer having a raft of options ahead of the Ukrainian international.
It all started so promising for Shved when he scored on his debut for the Hoops in the Champions League qualifier against Nomme Kalju way back in July but he has seen just two substitute appearances and hasn’t made a Scottish Premiership squad since October.
The 22-year-old will now have concerns about his international hopes and with no sign of him making the breakthrough any time soon, a permanent move would be best for all parties, Celtic, despite his lack of appearances and form, could still recoup their money give the player’s profile and potential.
Should Shved have had more game time at Celtic?
Shved has become almost a mythical figure amongst the Celtic support and although they will be disappointed if he leaves, given how limited his opportunities have been, they can hardly argue with a manager that has negotiated his side to such a dominant position in the league with an unprecedented fourth treble well and truly on the cards.