Celtic are winning the race to sign Maryan Shved from Karpaty Lviv claims his manager.
According to The Daily Record, the Hoops will seal the deal worth a reported £1.75 million.
The Hoops have fended off competition from giants Dynamo Kiev to get Karpaty’s 2018 Player of the Year.
Shved offers Celtic a new dynamic in attack
The new Celt will come with a massive reputation from his native Ukraine and is an internationalist.
The 21-year-old is primarily a right-winger but is left footed much like former loanee Patrick Roberts.
The Hoops are sorely missing a player of his mould since the Englishman left to return to Manchester City in the summer.
Shved, like Roberts, is a technical player who cuts inside to release a shot.
He also is familiar with football outside of Ukraine having been a youth player briefly at Sevilla.
Shved will be Celtic’s fourth acquisition of the window but it is doubtful whether the fans will get to see the new man play this season.
Rodgers’ midweek comments suggest loan deal for winger
When asked about the possibility of brining the Ukrainian to Parkhead, manager Brendan Rodgers gave a shock answer saying he had ‘a million wingers’.
Shved would be for the future, meaning he will go out on-loan as soon as he has signed.
Celtic do have an abundance of wingers who aren’t playing including Lewis Morgan and Jonny Hayes.
Rodgers is also making the point of not wanting to stockpile players.
Aberdeen are still enquiring about bringing Morgan to Pittodrie on loan, whilst Hayes is also a target for the Dons according to the Express.
Rodgers has also brought in natural winger Oliver Burke until the end of the season and Timothy Weah has moonlighted in the position too.
All in all, Shved’s purchase could mean the end of someone’s Celtic career, but with so many players, it is unknown who that will be.