If this is true, that’s a massive boost for the defender’s confidence. It shows how highly the Dons think of their prize asset.
On the flip side though, how wise of a move is it? Many would argue that the defender isn’t worth half of the money Celtic have reportedly offered the Pittodrie club.
£5 million is a big sum of money for a club like Aberdeen. Can they really afford to turn down bids like that?
Rejecting Celtic bid makes sense
It is a large sum of money and McKenna probably isn’t worth that amount just yet. In today’s market though, Aberdeen are right to demand big figures for their big players.
Celtic placed a reported bid of £5 million. Why would Aberdeen accept that when they reportedly received a bid of £7 million for him from Aston Villa last year, which was also booted out?
Aberdeen clearly rate their big defender. Sure he has his flaws but McKenna is harshly criticised by fans in Scotland, especially on national team duty. On his day he’s a physically brilliant centre-half. He’s excellent in the tackle and has an effective no-nonsense approach.
So, if reports are to be believed, were the Dons right to reject a seven figure bid for the defender? Yes, they know they can get more elsewhere for him and they don’t need him to go to a direct rival.
If the Hoops matched the reported bid Aston Villa lodged last year, then the Pittodrie club may have something to think about. Until then though, Dons fans shouldn’t worry about McKenna playing in Hoops in the near future.