Celtic not in contention to sign 27-year-old Premier League outcast – report

Scott McKenna was linked with Celtic just 24 hours ago as the Nottingham Forest defender looks for a way out of the Premier League side.

The Scotland center back is not in new manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s future plans as he is surplus to requirements at the City Ground.

Since McKenna’s contract expires at the end of the season, it is expected that he will move out on loan in January and then look for a permanent residence in the summer.

According to a report from Sky Sports on Friday, McKenna was being pursued by both Rangers and Celtic, and it appeared that a Glasgow transfer battle between the two teams was imminent.

However, things have drastically changed, at least from a Celtic perspective.

Scott McKenna not on Celtic shortlist

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The Daily Record have now kiboshed the Hoops link with McKenna, who has played just over 400 minutes of Premier League football this season.

The exclusive, published by Keith Jackson, claims Rangers now have a free run at trying to sign McKenna on loan until the end of the season.

Contrary to when the Northern Irishman attempted to sign the center-back for Celtic during his first stint as manager, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly not interested in the player.

McKenna ultimately signed a contract with Forest for an initial £3 million, with the possibility of a £6 million increase; this was unquestionably a club record sum for Aberdeen.

We’re not too bothered about McKenna’s decision to stay at Celtic. He hasn’t kicked a ball much since September, so he won’t be ready to contribute right immediately.

Yes, McKenna is in his prime and the Scottish Premiership is a step down for him. Although there are immediate advantages, he is not match fit, and overall, we don’t think the transfer would go over very well with

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