According to Sky Sports, Celtic are keen on signing Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna, but fans of the Bhoys on Twitter weren’t keen on the potential move.
With Dedryck Boyata looking more and more likely to get a move away from Celtic Park before the window closes at the end of August, Brendan Rodgers will need to bring in at least one new defender.
The Hoops have suffered a difficult start to the Scottish Premiership season, having lost to Hearts 1-0 in their second game. They were also knocked out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage by Greek side AEK Athens.
McKenna has captained the Scottish national side and made 35 appearances for Aberdeen last season, scoring three goals – including one 40-yard rocket against Kilmarnock. However, Sky reports that Aberdeen want £10m for the 21-year-old, whereas he is valued at just £1.13m by Transfermarkt, and Celtic fans weren’t keen to overpay for his signature. Check out some of the best tweets below.
Heard we were looking at Scott McKenna the other day. The mere thought of McKenna and Hendry in the same squad is enough to give anyone nightmares.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) August 19, 2018
He's worth £1.5M-£2M max.
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) August 21, 2018
Got excited that we were being linked with Jeffrey Bruma and was brought back down to earth when I heard we are preparing a bid for Scott McKenna
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) 19 August 2018
Never mind Scott McKenna get his namesake Paul up to hypnotise the board, and tell them to sign decent players.
— Stephen (@CPTullyBhoy) 21 August 2018
Hendry and McKenna will be this decades Caldwell and McManus only worse
— George Just (@gjust67) August 21, 2018
Please tell me @CelticFC we’re setting our sights higher than Scott McKenna…nowhere near what we need!!!
— Alan Welsh (@cathkin67) August 21, 2018
If Scott mckenna is the answer, what is the question?
— Half Hour Hoops (@boristhespiderr) 21 August 2018