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Celtic In Talks With Prolific Ukrainian Winger After Club Triggers £1.75m Release Clause

Celtic are close to signing Karpaty Lviv winger Maryan Shved, according to reports in the Scottish media.

The 21-year-old was left out of Karpaty’s winter training camp in Turkey with the Ukrainian club’s vice-president Oleg Smaliichuk revealing they have agreed a fee with an unnamed side to sell the player:

“Maryan did not travel with the squad to Turkey because we are negotiating his transfer with another club.”

“The offer meets our valuation and, above all, if the player himself is satisfied with the offer, then he will leave us.”

Shved reportedly has a €2million (£1.75m) release clause for foreign clubs meaning Karpaty have no choice but to allow the forward to speak to the Hoops.

Dynamo Kiev are also interested in the Ukrainian international but Celtic are believed to be in pole position to sign the winger.

Shved has scored eight goals and provided three assists in 17 league games this campaign. He generally plays on the right wing but he is also capable of playing as a central striker.

He got his first cap for Ukraine’s senior side when he came on as a substitute in a 0-0 friendly draw against Turkey back in November.