Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers wants to bring in a central defender before the transfer window closes, but one name who looks like he will not be arriving at Celtic Park is Scott McKenna.
Celtic had offered Aberdeen £3.5m for the centre-half; however, their bid was turned down and the SPL champions have since cooled their interest (via BBC Sport).
Speaking on McKenna ahead of Celtic’s Europa League clash against FK Suduva, Rodgers said: “He is a young player that I like, but it was made clear Scott won’t be for sale in this window so that would end that.” (also via BBC Sport).
With central defence one of the areas of Celtic’s squad that Rodgers is so desperate to strengthen, not being able to bring £1.13m-rated (via Transfermarkt) McKenna to Celtic Park will come as a blow to the former Liverpool manager.
The 21-year-old, though, is a player who would hardly have improved Rodgers’ side and the Bhoys should now turn their attention to pursing move experienced targets.
Take a look at what Celtic supporters are saying on McKenna below…
Good. Nowhere near good enough to play for Celtic. Got enough dumplings at the back, don't need another.
— John Watt (@johnnywatt) August 22, 2018
— LouMun 67 (@lfmunro) 22 August 2018
— Martin Dunn (@MartinDunn3) 22 August 2018
Brilliant news.Dodged a Bullet with McKenna
— polg (@penecelt) 22 August 2018
Good and good.
— Liam Flynn (@liamflynn84) August 22, 2018
£3.5m is more than he is worth tbh.
— Brian Feighan (@brianfeig1888) 22 August 2018
Boyata must be away now, as for McKenna, bullet firmly dodged I say.
— Paul (@wyndbhoy) August 22, 2018