Maryan Shved would have been hoping to sign off in style as he made his final appearance for Karpaty Lviv.
The winger agreed to join Celtic in January for £2 million, according to the Daily Record, before returning to Ukraine until the end of the Scottish Premiership season.
And, while Shved’s arrival had been greeted with plenty of scepticism at the time from a fan base who have become increasingly frustrated with a series of underwhelming signings, the 21-year-old has started to win over his new supporters with some outstanding performances for Karpaty.
He had scored six goals in seven games heading into last week’s clash with Arsenal Kviv – his final outing for the club. But Shved did not exactly bid farewell on a positive note.
Instead of firing home another long-range wonder goal, he was sent off for two needless yellow cards.
"My last game was Karpaty was really disappointing. One of the bookings was for dissent, but the ref made a serious mistake and didn't give a handball. The second yellow card, I tried to pull out of a tackle, but it was too late,” he said, in quotes reported by the Daily Record.
"It was a real pity my farewell should be like that."
Either way, Shved has left Lviv with a heroes welcome and he should arrive at Celtic with his reputation having gone through the roof in the last few months.
Head of recruitment Lee Congerton has been heavily criticised by Hoops supporters but Shved could yet be his best signing yet.
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