Celtic: Some fans loath a move for Scott McKenna

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Some Celtic fans are loathing the idea that former target Scott McKenna could return to the club, following his statement about potentially leaving Aberdeen soon.

McKenna, now 23, recently gave an interview to the Daily Record in which he revealed that he is keen to put his ‘head down and see what comes in January’.

So far this season, the defender has played nine times in the Scottish Premiership for Aberdeen. He has scored once during this time too. Celtic were linked with a move for the defender this past summer.

Read Celtic tweeted the comments made by McKenna on their page, which has led to some Celtic fans have reacted negatively to the news and they would not like to return to targeting the 23-year-old at all.

A product of the Aberdeen youth academy, McKenna has made 93 appearances in all competitions for the club. He has scored six times during this time, also assisting once.

Before establishing himself as a regular at Aberdeen in the 2017-18 campaign, McKenna had spent a loan stint at Ayr United. He had been a regular for them in the Scottish Championship, where he played 27 times – scoring once and assisting once.

McKenna is also a part of the Scottish national team these days. He has played 12 times for the national team since making his debut last year and he also featured in Scotland’s 2-1 win over Cyprus in their recent meeting.

Some other Celtic fans are also absolutely clear about the fact that McKenna should not be signed by their club.

What do we think?

Celtic, as things stand, have enough cover in the defensive areas already. They have as many as six centre-back options currently. Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer are the current first-choice centre-backs. Jack Hendry and Hatem Abd Elhamed are the other options. Jozo Simunovic is another possibility in that position, with Lee O’Connor also well capable of playing at centre-back.

McKenna would not want to see his career stagnate by playing second fiddle at a big club.

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