It seems like Scott McKenna will remain an Aberdeen player for the time being.
The English Premier League and Championship transfer windows have slammed shut. It rules out any chance of a move down south for McKenna.
He had turned in a transfer request in order to try and force through a move away from Pittodrie.
For now though, that won’t happen.
McKenna must remember he is an Aberdeen player now
The Daily Record recently reported that the Dons had received bids of around £3 million from Nottingham Forest and QPR for the Scotland international.
Aberdeen were right to stand their ground and not buckle under the pressure of the request and EFL bids. They know they can get can get much more for McKenna.
Now he will be an Aberdeen player for the first half of the 2019/20 campaign. Celtic, according to Bristol Live, were also in for the defender. Their interest will likely cool as Jozo Simunovic or Kristoffer Ajer haven’t left the club.
It’ll take him a couple of games possibly to get over this disappointment. He can’t let it affect him too much though, as Derek McInnes’ men have some vital European and league fixtures on the horizon.
It’s up to McKenna to show why there’s such strong interest in him now. Strong performances between now and Christmas will all but guarantee him a move in January.
Until that move comes though, he has to give his all for Aberdeen.