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Introducing: The man Celtic must turn to in the January transfer window, Scott McKenna

Introducing: The man Celtic must turn to in the January transfer window, Scott McKenna

Celtic will be over the moon with their recent Scottish League Cup success as they’re now a third of the way there in terms of securing yet another treble. 

The Hoops have looked dominant in domestic competitions this season, with their recent Scottish League Cup victory highlighting their superiority.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled to ensure defensive solidity at times, mostly during Champions League qualification and in the Europa League.

But, the Glasgow club could be about to kill two birds with one stone as a swoop for Aberdeen’s star man would fix their consistency problems, and ensure that Dedryck Boyata stays at the club.

Scott McKenna, who is valued at £1.13 million (by Transfermarkt), has established himself as one of the most promising defenders in Scotland over the past season or so, with the likes of Celtic, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa all interested in his services.

The Scotland international has been as solid as a rock at the back for Aberdeen this season and has plenty of potential, so he deserves a move to a bigger club at some point in the near future.

Although, one worry that the Hoops currently face is keeping Dedryck Boyata at the club, with the Belgian being linked with a move to the Premier League in January and his contract set to run out at the end of the season.

Sadly, the 28-year-old hasn’t necessarily been paired with the best of players at the heart of the defence this season, as the likes of Kristoffer Ajer, Filip Benkovic, Jack Hendry and Jozo Simunovic have struggled to ensure consistency.

Of course, having seen Virgil Van Dijk come on leaps and bounds during his time at Celtic Park, the Hoops have never really managed to bring in a central defender that matches the ability of the Dutchman or Boyata.

So, the club would make a big statement of intent if they manage to bring McKenna to the club in January as he has all the makings of becoming a future star of the game. And, this could make Boyata reconsider his future as he would be provided with the opportunity to form a formidable partnership with a player that would easily develop his game, and could take Celtic on leaps and bounds in Europe.

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