Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis has made some reassuring comments that will calm some Red Army nerves over Scott McKenna.
Now his captain Lewis has weighed in on the situation. He doesn’t believe the speculation will bother the Scotland international.
He told the BBC: “Scott’s a fantastic player and for a young player he’s got a real maturity about him,” he said. Physically he’s mature. He’s got every attribute you could wish for a centre-half so there’s no surprise there’s clubs making bids for him.
“It’s credit to himself but he’s not the sort of lad who would get his head turned. Nothing seems to faze him. He’s got a good head on his shoulders so as long as he’s at the club we’ll enjoy him and, from a selfish point of view, I hope he stays.
“Obviously the rest of it is out of my hands but Aberdeen, should he go, will demand a strong fee.”
Lewis is right, McKenna won’t be fazed by speculation
Going off Lewis’ comments, these are quite reassuring things to hear if you’re an Aberdeen fan. The goalkeeper is indicating that his performances out on the park won’t change.
That’s no surprise though as McKenna has been in this situation before.
Last summer, according to the Scottish Sun, Aston Villa tabled an offer of £7 million for him. There were fears he might leave Pittodrie, but he was still a Don by the end of the last summer window.
McKenna may still go, but it’ll be for nothing less than an eight figure fee most likely. If Aberdeen rejected £7 million for him last year, they aren’t going to accept less for him this year.
Aberdeen won’t need to fend off English interest for much longer. The English transfer window shuts early this year on August ninth. They’ll be hoping McKenna is still a Don after it slams shut.