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Celtic should stop wasting their time on McKenna and look elsewhere in search for new defender

Celtic should stop wasting their time on McKenna and look elsewhere in search for new defender

With the transfer window in Scotland still open, Celtic are still in the market for new additions.

And one area of the squad manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to strengthen before the end of the month is central defence.

The Breakdown

According to BBC Sport, Celtic have seen a bid of around £3.5m for Scott McKenna turned down by Aberdeen as the Celtic Park hierarchy look to deliver Rodgers with a centre-half.

Dedryck Boyata’s future at the club is still uncertain, which has left Rodgers eager to see the arrival of a new central defender.

However, £1.13m-rated (via Transfermarkt) McKenna may not be the answer to Rodgers’ problems.

McKenna could come in and help Celtic on their conquest for an eighth SPL title in a row and, at the age of 21, there is room for him to develop into a solid SPL defender.

But, right now, Celtic need a fairly experienced centre-back who can help the club to progress in the Champions League or — in this season’s case — the Europa League.

As well McKenna, Celtic have also been linked with Jeffrey Bruma (via Bild), who would fit the squad’s needs much more than McKenna.

Bruma struggled to make a name for himself at Chelsea but, since then, the 26-year-old has gone on to establish himself in the starting XI of Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven before moving to VfL Wolfsburg.

Bruma, rather than McKenna, is the kind of signing Celtic need to progress as a club.

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