By Wayne Veysey

10th Mar, 2020 | 7:00am

Sources: Celtic 2019 signing set for crunch talks as he explores exit

Marian Shved is set for crunch talks over his Celtic future with Neil Lennon and the club hierarchy, Football Insider understands.

The forward has made just three appearances for the Hoops since joining in January of last year for £2million.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Shved is unhappy at being frozen out of the squad and is ready to exploring a move ahead of the summer window.

Lennon believes Shved is a big talent but he’s not at the level of the attacking midfield players ahead of him in the pecking order.

James Forrest, Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Jonny Hayes are among those keeping the Ukraine international on the sidelines.

Lennon and his coaching staff are convinced Shved needs more time to acclimatise to the Scottish game and the intensity of the team’s playing style.

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The player is concerned that he is making little progress in breaking into the matchday 18 and is worried about his international prospects.

Shved was handed his second international cap by Ukraine during the November international break and is regarded highly by his national team.

Supporters have been surprised they have not seen more of Shved after he marked his Celtic debut last July with a goal in a 2-0 Champions League qualifier triumph against Kalju Nomme.

The forward, who joined Celtic in January for £2million before returning to Kiev-based outfit Karpaty on loan, has subsequently made just two further sub appearances.

Tellingly, Shved has not made a squad for an SPL match since his single outing in the competition, against Ross County last October.

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