With Kristoffer Ajer heavily linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer, Celtic are on the look out for possible replacements, and it looks like Scott McKenna is an ideal option for the club.
According to The Athletic journalist Kieran Devlin, the current Hoops defender, who signed for £540,000, is set on leaving the Scottish champions, and Football Insider recently reported that the club would be happy to let Ajer go if their £20m valuation is met.
Would McKenna be a good replacement for Ajer?
Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to reunite with Ajer by taking him to Leicester , whilst Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and AC Milan are also keeping tabs on the centre-back’s situation, per Calciomercato.
Aberdeen defender McKenna, in whom Devlin confirmed Celtic were still interested on the Cynic Agenda podcast, currently plays for fellow Scottish side Aberdeen, who are fourth in the SPFL, per BBC Sport, and he could be a very good option if the Hoops can bring him to Parkhead.
Not only is he well versed in the upper reaches of the Scottish Premiership with 78 appearances, he also comes with Europa League pedigree, per footystats. This season he has played 41 times in all competitions, including appearances for his home nation Scotland, and has managed 12 clean sheets, picking up one goal along the way, per footystats.
Also, the centre-back is only 23 and valued at just £1.8m by Transfermarkt, so Celtic could get themselves a cost-effective deal as he boasts a wealth of experience and quality at such a young age which should see him fit in well at Parkhead, and he could be an ideal replacement for Ajer if the Norwegian departs.
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