Former Celtic player Kelvin Wilson has recently been discussing why the Hoops should’ve signed Scott McKenna when the defender was at Aberdeen.
Wilson appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was transfers and the players that Celtic should’ve signed. Wilson talked about Celtic’s transfer regret involving McKenna and he made it clear that he doesn’t understand why the Hoops didn’t push the boat out to sign the defender.
McKenna has previously stated that he is a Celtic fan and it was reported that the Hoops were interested in bringing McKenna to Parkhead. Journalist Kieran Devlin had talked about interest, saying that he was unsure whether McKenna would’ve been a back-up option or a replacement for Kristoffer Ajer.
Should Celtic regret missing out on McKenna?
Wilson believes that McKenna was a ‘proven’ Premiership defender and he is sure that the Scotsman would’ve liked to join Celtic.
The ex-Celtic man said (20:11): “To be fair, I think they missed the boat with Mckenna. He’s come down to Forest. I watch quite a bit of Forest games. I think with him being at Aberdeen, he was a proven SPL good centre-half.
“Forest got him for £3 million/£2.5 million. I don’t understand why they didn’t go for him. I’m sure he’d have picked to go to Celtic being a Scottish boy as well himself. I don’t understand why they didn’t push the boat out more to land him.”
TIF Thoughts on Scott McKenna…
The 24-year-old McKenna left Aberdeen to join Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2020. He has been a regular feature of the Forest first-team this season, playing 14 Championship games and even scoring one goal as well.
He has picked up a rating of 6.63 in the Championship and only 11 Forest players have picked up better ratings than him this season. It shows that he is a quality defender and considering that Shane Duffy’s loan deal ends in the summer and Hatem Abd Elhamed has left, the Hoops need a defender. So it is understandable why Wilson believes that McKenna should’ve been signed by Celtic.