Aberdeen’s positive run against both sides of the Glasgow divide have looked good for Scott McKenna.
The Scotland international centre-back has been subjected to interest from the Hoops in the past according to BBC Sport.
However, his club’s reported £10 million valuation could put a halt to any potential cross-country moves.
This said, the money will be going towards a player the Celtic board will know very well.
Celtic are fans of McKenna, will they revisit?
Under Brendan Rodgers, the Hoops reportedly failed in a bid for the 22-year-old at the tail end of last summer.
Celtic were in dire need of a centre-back amidst an injury crisis and wantaway players.
Unfortunately, a move didn’t materialise and McKenna has came on leaps and bounds and is shutting up his doubters.
The Dons have managed three consecutive matches against both Glasgow clubs without defeat in recent times.
He put in a stellar performance at Parkhead on Saturday and guided the Reds to victory against Rangers in the Scottish Cup on Tuesday night.
These matches show that he can put in a performance against higher opposition and not look out of place.
However, it’s all well and good doing it a few times a season, but at Celtic the demand is far greater.
Where would McKenna’s place be at Celtic?
Should the next Hoops boss put another bid in from the club for the Aberdeen man, then his place in the squad will be a mystery for a while.
Like every player, he will need to work up the pecking order to become a starter.
However, if the Bhoys are to part anywhere close to the £10 million his current club rate him as, then it shouldn’t be long before he’s first choice.
Dedryck Boyata is out of contract at the end of the season and Filip Benkovic goes back to Leicester.
This will leave Celtic threadbare when it comes to quality centre-halves.
It will be up to the board and the new manager whether they want to risk an unknown quantity or buy proven quality from Scotland.