Forget Morelos, McKenna is the real deal and worth the money

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There has been a little bit of fantasy floating about over the last couple of days with relation to Alfredo Morelos coming to Celtic in a supposed 7 million pound deal due to a clause in his contract allowing him to sign at such a rate for a Champions league club.

Myself, I would rather we not give that sort of money to Them, let them hold out for the 30 million that deluded contributors to Follow Follow or talk sport seem to think he is worth, the entity shouldn’t get one penny from Celtic.

On the other hand, many of us watched Aberdeen play Celtic on the weekend and then again vs the Ibrox club on Tuesday, a stand out in both games was Scott McKenna who never looked like giving a goal away, he was tremendous in both games.

He looks like a rugby player who turned his hand to Football, he is big strong and commanding with the ball at his feet or in the air, at just 22 years old he looks to have a bright career ahead of him with the sky the limit.

Celtic bid 3.5 million for him last window and that sum was quickly turned down, he also had a bid late in the window for a reported 6.5 million from Aston Villa turned down, an incredible sum for a Scottish team to refuse.

You would be sure it would take more than that to get him playing in Hoops, still come the Summer window Celtic should lodge a bid at 7 million and see if Aberdeen will bite, from Celtic’s perspective there is no point having a defender of that prowess under our noses and looking far afield for someone untested in Scottish conditions.

Should we sign McKenna the thought of him playing besides big Kris Ajer for a protracted spell makes a prospective deal all the sweeter, the likable Norwegian loves to push forward and take the space but seems reluctant to over commit and often plays to Tierney or Sinclair and then retreats to the back line, with a steady Centre Half behind him it would give him the license to go for goal and stay forward for crosses using his height to maximum advantage.

Ajer is also only 20 years of age, having a couple of International Centre Halves both still eligible to play Under 23’s for their country on long term deals would only lead to mega transfers in the future.

McKenna will not be cheap, but he would be worth every penny, a player who can dominate attackers, lead the defensive line and provide an out ball to the midfield in transition.

If he signed for Celtic, his next transfer would be huge, should we outlay 7 million plus no team will bother bidding for less than double that, our business plan doesn’t allow for it and everyone knows it.

Come the summer, hopefully we see McKenna in Hoops, he is too good a player not to buy in a position we are howling for reinforcements in.