KV Mechelen’s talks with Celtic over extending Marian Shved’s stay at the club are ‘on hold’ after recent changes at the Scottish Premiership club.

That’s according to KV boss Wouter Vrancken, whose comments are covered by Het Laatste Nieuws today.

Shved has been on loan at the Belgian side since the summer after being shipped out by Celtic in search of first-team football.

After a very difficult start to life at the club, he’s turned things around in the second half of the season and become something of a key player for his loan side.

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Indeed, he’s impressed so much that they are keen to keep hold of him, and HLN confirm that today, stating that Shved ‘wants to stay’ and the club are of the same mindset.

The ‘only problem’ is the financial aspect of it, with KV not having the means to pay a purchase option in the loan deal, which, according to Scottish media at least, is around £3m.

They have, however, started talks with Celtic about an extended stay on loan, although those are on hold, according to Vrancken.

“Only there is a whole change going on at Celtic,” he said.

“There will be another trainer and technical director. The people we talked to are gone now.

“Marian has clearly indicated that he likes being here and wants to stay. I also think that’s best for himself. He needs stability.”