Celtic have failed in their latest pursuit to get Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna.
The Hoops seem to have been interested in the Scottish centre-back for almost a year now.
However, the fans are far from entranced about the latest signing target.
Celtic bidding for Scott McKenna again
Even under Brendan Rodgers, the club were attracted to McKenna.
A £3.5 million bid last summer was rejected by Aberdeen and The Bhoys brought in Filip Benkovic on loan. Aston Villa also had a greater bid of £6.5 million turned down as Derek McInnes slapped a £10 million valuation on him.
McKenna even wanted to stay put to improve with the Scottish Premiership side.
Last season, he made his mark in the league and was rewarded by several national team call-ups.
Celtic are clearly not giving up on their man though as they continue to tempt him.
With only three centre-backs available for pre-season, the numbers do need to be bolstered. The fans will not accept inferior quality with Dedryck Boayata and Benkovic leaving the club.
However, are some of the Hoops faithful even calling out McKenna for not being of that ilk too?
Celtic fans react to Scott McKenna interest
Some of the Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react to the failed bid claim.
It’s fair to say that the majority of the fans don’t want the 22-year-old.
£5m bid rejected for McKenna. Good.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) June 22, 2019
Scott Mckenna. Better aff wi me at centre back. We have 2 things in common, 1) our surnames 2) both of us aren't good enough to play for Celtic.
— Dontgeezit (@dontgeezit) June 22, 2019
I’ve watched big Odsonne absolutely terrorise McKenna 3 times last season and one of the games he was only on the park for 20 mins!
Absolutely a non starter Celtic, we are much better than that.
— D (@dannyclinton22) June 23, 2019
5 million Celtic bid for Scott McKenna?
I wouldn’t even offer that in rubles.
— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) June 22, 2019
It's good to hear Celtic are trying to spend some money, 5m for McKenna more than generous offer but I'd rather we went elsewhere for a more technical defender
— B.T.P.H (@TheDogzBawz) June 23, 2019
Its a bit worrying someone at Celtic thinks McKenna is worth £5m🙈
— James Connolly (@JamesConnolly88) June 23, 2019
Are Celtic going to gamble on Scott McKenna?
If Aberdeen are still asking for double the reported amount Celtic have bid then there’s a decision to be made.
Buying any player for £10 million is usually out the question for the club.
It’s a rarity that Celtic will buy a player for that amount from abroad, never mind Scotland.
If Celtic are to match the fee then it shows the intentions of Neil Lennon and co.
However, this one will not win the majority of fans over.