Aberdeen have been dealt a blow in their bid to bring Max Lowe back to the club as Celtic have reportedly registered an interest in the Derby County full-back.

According to the Express, the Hoops see Max Lowe as a potential replacement for Kieran Tierney, amidst speculation over his future.

Lowe is reportedly wanted by Celtic. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

It’s a blow to the Dons if reports are to be believed.

Celtic resources may outdo anything Aberdeen can offer Lowe

It’s always a problem for Scottish clubs when Celtic or Rangers get involved in transfer business that affect them. Nine times out of 10, the Glasgow pair get it to go the way they want it.

Only last month did Derek McInnes tell the Evening Express that he would try to move for Lowe, saying he was ‘one of the options’ he was considering over the summer.

Lowe is an option being looked at by McInnes. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If Derby wanted to let Lowe go, they’ll likely listen to Celtic first. They can take what Aberdeen’s best offer would be and offer the Rams double. The Dons simply can’t compete with Celtic’s resources.

One thing that could swing it for McInnes is if it were only to be a loan deal. The Pride Park side seen how well the left-back progressed over a season in the Granite City. They may opt to send him there for guaranteed gametime over sending him to Parkhead where it isn’t a certainty.

McInnes was always going to struggle to get Lowe back. He had an excellent season last year but all the plans must still be put in motion to get him.

Lowe would be better off at Pittodrie if it’s a loan deal. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

If Celtic are interested, that challenge just got even harder.

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