CELTIC’S £2million misfit Marian Shved is at the centre of another transfer mystery.

The Ukrainian winger, one of Brendan Rodgers’ last signings for the club in January 2019, has rarely figured since his move from Karpaty Lviv..

The 22-year-old wideman didn’t start a first-team game for Neil Lennon last season, but made three substitute outings and scored in th 2-0 win over Nomme Kalju in Estonia back in July.

He was linked with a loan deal in January, but that never materialised and he made one of his rare appearances in the 3-0 Scottisdh Cup win over Clyde at Broadwood.

Now, though, Shved has been linked with a move to Hungary with Ferencvaros boss Sergie Rebrov hinting at a move for the frozen-out forward.

The former Spurs striker already has Shved’s fellow-countrymen Igor Kharatin and Alexander Zubkov at the Budapest club.

Rebrov, speaking in the Daily Record, said: “I don’t want to confirm or deny my interest in Marian Shved.

“Of course, I would be happy to work with another Ukrainian in the squad, but there are a number of players in all positions we are looking at.

“We are always looking to improve the squad.”

Shved has struggled at the nine-in-a-row champions and it has been reported his lack of English has been creating problems during training ground instructions at Lennoxtown.

It is believed the Parkhead side may be open to a loan deal to a country where he could continue to work on his linguistic skills.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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