MARYAN SHVED has lifted the lid on what brought him to Celtic Park and revealed he had talks with the Celtic manager shortly after signing for the club.

The Ukranian has been thoroughly scouted by Celtic’s recruitment team and even though the club is top heavy when it comes to attacking midfielders. However, scouts following the player must have believed Maryan was too good to pass up, so Celtic made the deal.

One thing was clear, the player was not needed for the second half of the season in Scotland because he would most likely spend a lot of time on the bench or in the stands.

This meant it was perfect for Shved to sign for the club and head straight back out on-loan. Some people thought his move back to Karpaty was a given but apparently, the player had other options with regards to loans but chose to go back to the club and help them for the rest of the season.

“Celtic are a great club who are always in the Champions League. I spoke with Brendan Rodgers when I was over in Glasgow and he was pleased to have signed me.” he told SunSport.

“I could have gone on loan elsewhere, but I chose Karpaty because I want to repay the club and try and win the Ukrainian Cup as a leaving present.”

The loan spell will only last until nearer the end of March with the Ukranian League finishing around this time, at which point Maryan will come to Scotland a bit earlier and begin his new life, training and getting accustomed to Glasgow. The fact Shved will be with the club from April onwards does give the player an advantage for when pre-season starts.

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