Celtic target Marian Shved is reportedly holding talks with a club now, according to the Scotsman.
The source is reporting that the player hasn’t reported to Karpaty Lviv’s winter training base. That’s because he’s currently in discussions over a potential move elsewhere.
The club in question haven’t actually been revealed yet. Celtic’s only reported rival in the race to sign Shved has been Dynamo Kyiv. There’s a good chance it could be either club looking to make the move.
Shved has scored eight goals this season for Lviv. Added to that, he’s bagged three assists as he continues to get a reputation for being a huge goal threat in Ukraine.
Earlier, we spoke of how there is a clause in the right-winger’s contract that gives Celtic an advantage. He has a €2million get-out clause for a team on foreign soil. Given that Kyiv are in the same country as Lviv, this works out well in Celtic’s favour.
Shved has moved country before
Shved made one appearance for Sevilla also after signing for them back in 2015. Two years later, however, he found himself back home and trying to rebuild his reputation again.
He’s now done that, and question marks can now be raised over what club are in discussions with him. At this stage it’s total guess work.
Brendan Rodgers didn’t open up on any new developments regarding signings earlier today. At his press conference, he simply spoke of the quality of player he wants at the club. You feel if there were advanced talks being planned, Rodgers would’ve elaborated on it a tad.
Celtic have also been reported as wanting to shift players on before moving for Shved. Considering nobody has yet left the club, they would be patching that idea with a move.
Regardless, we’ll find out eventually, and if worse comes to worst, it isn’t a disaster for Celtic to miss out. The Hoops have plenty of talent down both flanks until the end of the season at least.
But if the club are making their move for Shved, they’ve certainly been quiet about it.