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'I would like to stay': Celtic loanee with 'outstanding talent' doesn't want Parkhead return

Celtic loanee Marian Shved has made it clear he doesn’t want to return to Parkhead.

The 23-year-old joined the Hoops in January 2019 for a reported £1.8million under Brendan Rodgers’ watch.

Shved then rejoined Karpaty Lviv on loan for the rest of the season and linked up with his new teammates in the summer.

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However, the Ukrainian barely got a look-in under Neil Lennon, making just three appearances last term.

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Shved ended up leaving Celtic on loan once again, linking up with KV Mechelen for 2020-21.

Although he barely featured during the first half of the season, he got regular game time around and after Christmas.

Shved is due to return to Celtic at the end of June, but he told Tribuna – via The Scotsman – he says he wants to stay put.

“I am pleased with the last season, because again I felt the rhythm of the game and confidence in my abilities,” he said.

“I didn’t manage to adapt quickly enough to the new club Mechelen and the Belgian championship, but being here made me stronger both mentally and in terms of play.

“As a result, I got a chance that I did not have at Celtic. My loan is ending and I would like to stay and play at Mechelen.

“I feel the confidence of the coach and confidence in my abilities. And without trust, no footballer can play.

“I will do my best to get called up to the national team again. But for this you need to continue to have constant playing practice and make effective actions.”

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“Let’s see what Celtic think about this”

Mechelen boss Wouter Vranken raved about Shved last year, telling the Daily Record he’s an “outstanding talent” who’d bring a “real injection of quality”.

After the winger helped Mechelen finish eighth in the Jupiler Pro League, Vranken is keen to strike a deal.

He told The Scotsman: “Shved told us that he wants to stay for the next season.

“Let’s see what Celtic think about this and try to come to an agreement.

“We look forward to receiving news in the coming days.”

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Shved is a talented player who sadly hasn’t had much impact at Celtic, so perhaps it would be best if the two parted ways.

He’s thriving under Vranken at Mechelen and him joining them permanently would be a no-brainer.

The Scotsman claims Shved is valued at £2.5million so Celtic could potentially make some profit too.

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