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Celtic Target Speaks Out After Failed £3.5m Summer Move

Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna has said he won’t rule out leaving Pittodrie in the future.

The Scottish international was reportedly the subject of a £3.5m offer from Celtic in the summer, as well as a bid from Aston Villa on deadline day.

Speaking about his future, McKenna has confirmed he would consider leaving the Dons if the move is right for all parties:

“If I keep playing well, there will be more to come. If there is an offer that is right, I will get a chance to move on. But now I am fully focused and enjoying playing for Aberdeen and wanting to be part of a successful team, winning trophies.”

McKenna revealed that his agent had phoned him as the transfer deadline approached back in August, telling him that Aberdeen had turned down a bid from Villa.

At the time, the centre-back said he accepted the club’s decision as he understood that it would have been very difficult for the Scottish Premiership side to find a replacement in such a short space of time.

After breaking into to the club’s first team at the beginning of last season, McKenna has become a firm fixture in Aberdeen’s back four, helping his side to a second place finish during the 2017/18 campaign.