The Dons defender has been a regular when fit for Derek McInnes again this term. His performances have been assured for the most part, despite the fact he lodged a transfer request to leave the club in the summer.
A move never materialised though and McKenna has returned to consistent Aberdeen form. A new transfer window was bound to bring interest though and Burnley are thought to be interested in the centre-back.
Burnley will need £6 million for McKenna reportedly
Burnley, along with Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town, are all said to be interested in McKenna. Aberdeen want £6 million for him and that will likely end all Championship interest.
It’ll depend on someone going out at Turf Moor with regards to McKenna making a potential Clarets switch. There’s interest in Burnley defender Ben Gibson from Germany according to the report and they won’t let him go without a replacement in the wings.
McKenna could be that man. He’s contracted at Pittodrie until 2023 so Aberdeen can afford to hold out for a big fee. With the ridiculous amount of money available to EPL teams now, you’d like to think Burnley could reach any realistic valuations set by the Dons.
Burnley are monitoring McKenna and could perhaps move for him if Gibson ends up in the Bundesliga or elsewhere.