If Scott McKenna ever joins Celtic he has a major task to win over supporters.
The Aberdeen defender was first linked with Celtic in August 2018 but the Dons turned down an offer believed to be close to £4.5m with a similar offer from Aston Villa rejected towards the end of the transfer window.
That window and Celtic’s Champions League exit to AEK Athens was the beginning of the end for Brendan Rodgers at the club but the McKenna story has surfaced during every subsequent window.
After missing out on McKenna in 2018 Celtic brought in Filip Benkovic on loan from Leicester with Chris Jullien costing £7m a year ago from Toulouse. At best McKenna’s career has stalled with injuries part of his problem. When football was suspended in March he was facing a lengthy time on the sidelines with another hamstring related injury.
At the start of this season he did submit a transfer request but with a contract running until June 2023 the club still has complete control of his future.
This morning in The Athletic the McKenna story resurfaced alongwith Aaron Hickey and David Turnbull, two more SPFL based players that have previously been linked with Celtic.
It would go against the grain but if Celtic are needing a new central defender they have Robbie Deas and Stephen Welsh available, they know the club inside out and enjoyed first team experience last season in the Championship with Alloa and Morton.
While I agree I would aim for better quality,I don’t agree he’s a downgrade as Jozo was always injured or couldn’t play 2-3 games a week due to that knee.
— Man with a Plan (@Manwith82902630) June 4, 2020
Not this nonsense again man ???
— Craig Devlin ??? (@CraigDev1967) June 4, 2020
The guy is honking and far too slow. Worst of it is Aberdeen value him at £10m ??
— ha ha (@MrHaHa86) June 4, 2020
Is Lee Wilkie still available?
— Celtic Matchday (@Celtic_Matchday) June 4, 2020
Please no. I’d rather jack hendry
— J julien (@the_LEGEND1976) June 4, 2020
Ffs???? ….like signing boaby mann or Jason de vos…..be as well signing a Luton van from Arnold Clark
— Kazey (@alan_kayes) June 4, 2020
Say it ain’t so.
He’s a Cart Horse.
— Jamers (@Jamers42589239) June 4, 2020
Definitely not, particularly for the prices quoted. He’s like another Kirk Broadfoot
— Good Guy Barry (@Goodguybarry) June 4, 2020
Like him but we don’t need him
— jamesy bhoy ???? (@JamesCuthill67) June 4, 2020