Hoops starlet impressing Andriy Shevchenko


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Ukraine manager Andriy Shevchenko has been talking up Celtic starlet Marian Shved.

The £2million winger is on international duty with his country having spent last month training at Lennoxtown before being sent back on loan to Karpaty Lviv. Shved was signed by Brendan Rodgers in January on a pre-contract agreement, the final deal in the tenure of the former Celtic boss.

The 21-year-old has impressed his national team boss during Ukraine’s time together this month and former AC Milan and Chelsea goalscorer Shevchenko believes the move to Scotland is a positive carer step.

“I’ve been watching him closely for the past two weeks in our training camp,” he said.

“It’s clear he has a lot of talent. There is still work to be done, but he has progressed hugely.

“He has just made a very big transfer for a massive club like Celtic and he is motivated to show them what he can do when he goes to Scotland.

“There’s no doubt he has improved a lot and he will go on to be a big, big player for Ukraine.” At the time of his deal being agreed in January, ex-Hoops boss Rodgers appeared to feel he was surplus to requirements before he subsequently left for Leicester City a month later.

“We’ve got about a million wingers and don’t need another one but he’s a talent and in the summer we’ll probably lose wingers and he’ll look to come in,” Rodgers said at the time.

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