With Aberdeen reportedly interested in both Jonny Hayes and Lewis Morgan, will Celtic be tempted to reignite their interest in Scott McKenna?
The centre-half has reportedly been a long term transfer target for Brendan Rodgers.
Aberdeen are thought to be wanting at least double that for their hugely coveted centre-half.
If Celtic were to reignite their interest in McKenna, they would surely use Aberdeen’s pursuits of both Hayes and Morgan as a bargaining chip in the deal.
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They feel they may be priced out of the move for Hayes however.
That means if they are serious about taking the Irishman back to Pittodrie, they may need to entertain the thought of a swap deal for McKenna.
Of course any deal for McKenna would involve Celtic paying Aberdeen money, and throwing Hayes in as a makeweight.
However Celtic did pay Aberdeen £1m for Hayes two years ago, and they would be looking to recoup most of that if they sold him elsewhere.
So the question is really how much do Aberdeen want Hayes back? Enough to accept a lower offer from Celtic for their crown jewel?
It doesn’t hurt to ask
Celtic and Aberdeen have had a decent relationship in terms of transfers and loans recently.
Ryan Christie’s loan spell was exactly what he needed, and Morgan could benefit too.
Celtic would benefit from Morgan playing week in week out elsewhere too. They also should think about getting rid of Jonny Hayes.
If they do reignite their interest in McKenna, it wouldn’t hurt to ask Aberdeen how they felt about a swap deal.