He might be gone, but Brendan Rodgers might have left Celtic with a very special player to arrive this summer.
Rodgers signed up Maryan Shved in the January transfer window, before loaning him straight back to Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv.
The 21-year-old, who won the Ukrainian League’s Player of the Year award in 2018, has been in red-hot form as of late and continued that streak on Sunday.
Shved scored a cracker in the 2-1 defeat by Desna yesterday to make it 14 goals for the season - and four in his last three games.
Footage of the goal circulated on Twitter and here's how Celtic fans reacted to the strike:
Maryan Shved scored his 14th goal of the season today for Karpaty Lviv. pic.twitter.com/Y3Hmu15DX8— CelticBible (@CelticBible) April 14, 2019
This lad is gonna be a star.— R4tser (@R4tser) April 14, 2019
The boys left foot is a wand.— NEILJUNG67 (@NEILJUNGERS67) April 14, 2019
I think I might be getting too excited.
Wee man looks class— Cossy NC Celtic (@Cossybhoy67) April 14, 2019
Almost a Copy Cat of James Forest's goal at Hampden today.— TrebleTreble I Told You So (@anthony19641888) April 14, 2019
We got ourselves a football player— Kevin McLaughlin (@kevinmcl29) April 14, 2019
This lad looks amazing can't wait to see him in the hoops— Jerry Pettigrew (@JerryPettigrew2) April 14, 2019
When he shoots it's just like watchin Rogic. Can't wait to see him properly here.— Thony (@Thonybhoy67) April 14, 2019
Think we should try and play him on the left because he’s not taking Forrest’s place— Ross Moran (@Rossmoran67) April 14, 2019
Rodgers, who left Parkhead a month after signing Shved, will never get to manage the youngster in Glasgow, but his successor will and he might be a cracking parting gift.
The Northern Irishman already left behind one hell of a legacy, having won seven domestic trophies of a possible seven, but if Shved turns out to be the real deal then that'll only add to the impact Rodgers had in Scotland.
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