‘Maybe I’ll stay with Celtic’, Marian Shved considers return of hoops
Marian Shved will return to Celtic at the end of the season to try to find out if he is going to have a future at the club under the new manager, presumably Eddie Howe. The former Bournemouth boss is currently carrying out his own due diligence on the club and will no doubt be quite astonished when he sees the long, long list of players currently on loan.
Shved is just one of dozens that Eddie Howe will need to consider to see if there are any gems he can fit into the First Team regulars.
The Ukrainian winger signed for Celtic in January 2019, when Brendan Rodgers was the manager, but nevertheless distanced himself from the £ 2million signing of Peter Lawwell on the grounds that he did not know much about the player and estimated that Celtic already had around a million wingers!
So even before he came to the club, Shved faced an uphill battle to get closer to the first team. His cause was not helped by his introverted personality and bad attitude towards crucial aspects of settling in a new country – like learning the language and those personality traits were the subject of concern when he moved to KV Mechelen in Belgium on a one-season loan. . However, having been called up by KV Mechelen late last year, the 23-year-old appears to have managed to pull himself together and is now a regular and important player in the squad.
With the end of his loan spell nearing, Shved is now seeking clarity and he knows KV Mechelen will likely want to sign him if they can get a discount deal with Celtic.
“At the moment the situation is that I will have to return to Glasgow at the end of the season because I have a contract with Celtic,” said Shved, as reported. Daily check-in. “What will happen next… I don’t know.” Maybe I’ll stay in Mechelen, maybe I’ll go to another club or maybe I’ll stay with Celtic. The situation will have to be resolved within a month or so.
“Celtic will have a new manager because they recently sacked Neil Lennon. But we do not yet know who will take his place. Hope I find out soon. The important thing for me is whether or not I’m going to play. It’s the same everywhere, no matter which club you are in.
“It’s hard for me to say if I would adapt better in Scotland now after my time in Belgium.”
Here is this list of loans that Eddie Howe will work on …