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Who is Celtic’s new signing Maryan Shved?

After writing about Celtic’s lesser known signing from the Slovakian league, we thought we’d give you some information on yet another unknown Bhoys signing.

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Maryan Shved is close to joining the Scottish Premiership champions from the Ukrainian league. He’s having medical ahead of a move today.

Let’s be honest, you probably don’t watch Ukrainian football, so we’ll provide you with a profile of yet another addition to Celtic Park this January.

Background

Shved spent the majority of his youth career with Karpaty Lviv before making his debut in the Ukrainian Premier League aged 18. Just a month later, the winger scored a brace to open his account in the league, with his early promise attracting interest from Spain.

Both Valencia and Sevilla were willing to sign Shved for their youth teams, a testament to the potential of the Ukrainian. Yet he chose the latter with his decision influenced by the presence of compatriot Yevhen Konoplyanka at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

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LACK OF PROGRESSION: The Ukrainian failed to develop during his spell in Spain

Shved signed a 5 year contract with Sevilla playing for their reserve team, Sevilla Atlético. Yet he failed to make significant strides in his development for Los Hispalenses, with 1 goal in 6 games for their Under 19s and just 1 appearance for the senior side. After just two years in Spain, the 20 year old returned to his native Ukraine with his beloved Karpaty Lviv.

Since his return to the Ukraina Stadium, the right winger has impressed with 18 goal contributions in 35 games across the last two seasons.

Style of Play

At 5ft 7in, Shved has the physical stature of your stereotypical right winger. Agile with good pace, the Ukrainian makes intelligent runs down the right and through the centre as shown in the video. He is able to dribble past defenders with ease and subsequently cut inside onto his favoured left foot.

Shved is not just a winger that can run fast and dribble, he clearly also provides end product. His goals this season, as shown above, have all been either clinical finishes from inside the box, or powerful strikes from distance.

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CLUB AND COUNTRY: Shved in action for the Ukraine U21s

Perhaps he is a bit one footed according to the clip, but his ability to take on a defender and eventually put it into the top corner gives Celtic fans a lot to be excited about.

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