It is no secret that Scott McKenna was once a transfer target for Celtic. The Hoops had a £3.5 million bid rejected for the player back in 2018.
Now the Aberdeen centre-back has revealed that he has not ruled out a move when the transfer window opens again in January.
“See what happens come January”
“I just need to keep my head down and see what happens come January. It’s a big couple of months” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
It might well be the case that McKenna does indeed leave Aberdeen in January. However, one place he should not be going to is Celtic Park.
There is no need for the Hoops to make a move for the player. For a start, Celtic’s first choice centre-back pairing is well-established – Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer. They are forming a good partnership, there is no need to break that up.
The Hoops also have cover available should either of those players get injured. The likes of Nir Bitton and Hatem Abd Elhamed have both played centre-back for the Hoops.
Jozo Simunovic is also still to return from a long-term injury, which is yet another centre-back option for the club. Therefore, there is no need to pursue a big money bid for McKenna in January.
Other aspects of side need to be addressed
Celtic have other areas of the side which need addressing. For a start, another striker has to be top of the list, as only Odsonne Edouard is currently fit of the Hoops strikers at the moment.
If McKenna was going to be available for a relatively cheap sum – £1 million, for example, then he would perhaps be worth making a bid for.
However, Aberdeen will likely want big money for the player, and Celtic would be better off spending that on other areas of the side.
Celtic might well make some high-profile signings in January. However, Scott McKenna should not be one of them.