Celtic have had trouble trying to find a solid defensive partnership this season, with Kristoffer Ajer being the only stand-out performer.

The Bhoys may well be looking for a player in the summer to play alongside the Norwegian, and one candidate who seems ideal for the job is Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna.

The 21-year-old centre-back has been a stand-out performer for Derek McInnes’ side since breaking into the first-team in September.

Since then he has been a mainstay of the Dons side, making 29 appearances so far this season, and was awarded with a Scotland call-up.

The Dons value the player so much that they turned down four bids for the player from Hull City in the January transfer window, as reported by the Daily Record.

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It’s one thing if Hull are interested in a player, but if it’s Brendan Rodgers making an enquiry, then it’s a completely different story.

The player would no doubt jump at the chance to test himself against the best in the game in the Champions League, should the Hoops manage to qualify.

A partnership between McKenna and Ajer could last for years for the Hoops, as both players are just starting their careers in football, and they could form a backbone for the Bhoys for a decade.

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