St Johnstone coach Steven MacLean says that anyone who wants Ali McCann will have to ‘pay a big fee,’ amid scouting missions from Celtic.

The midfielder was exceptional for St Johnstone last season as the club won a League and Scottish Cup double. Celtic have scouted him twice off the back of his form and coach MacLean admits the Northern Irish international will likely leave Perth at some stage in the near future.

St. Johnstone v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Celtic want McCann. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

MacLean explained (Herald): “It will be hard to keep him. I think if someone was to come in, the chairman and Callum have said that they will need to pay a big fee. They will come in if he keeps performing and teams will be coming to watch him.

“He will get everything he deserves as long as he keeps working hard. He will just get better and better. If someone comes in to take him we will just have to move on. He will deserve it if he does get his move.”

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