Scott McKenna has been a stand out for Aberdeen this season.
The central defender has shown exactly why manager Derek McInnes was so keen to extend his contract and secure his future.
But with a host of clubs looking to pinch the defender, the Dons must do everything they can to keep the 22-year-old.
Since breaking into the first-team, McKenna has made 59 appearances for the Reds.
Celtic are one of a number of clubs interested in McKenna, according to reports, and a massive bid could force McInnes’ hand.
The Dons turned down a “very substantial” offer for McKenna in the summer.
It was reported over the summer that they were looking for £10million for him.
Even if there is a huge offer, it is unlikely that Aberdeen will be able to replace the Scotland international.
Getting someone of similar ability would cost well beyond what the Dons can afford to pay.
With McKenna such an important part of the side, losing him could kill any title aspirations at Pittodrie.
Sitting only a few points off the leaders, McInnes’ side are very much in the title picture just now.
Selling their best players isn’t going to help them take that next step and be successful.
Especially if they sell them to their title rivals.