Norwich City are reportedly keen on Aberdeen defender, Scott McKenna, according to Sun journalist, Alan Nixon and reported today by the72.co.uk.
McKenna is a 21 year old central defender and joined the Dons’ Academy in 2013. At that time he was described as “one of the most promising defenders in the country” by The Daily Record.
He had a couple of loan spells at Ayr United which were interspaced with a season at Alloa Athletic before making his Aberdeen debut in February 2016.
McKenna has reportedly been watched last weekend by scouts from Norwich, Aston Villa and Swansea, with Premier league Wolves are also reported as keeping an eye on the lad.
Hull City had a bid for McKenna turned down in January 2018 and then Celtic had a reported £3.5m bid rejected in August. A larger offer was apparently turned down from Villa after that as well.
McKenna has represented Scotland at U19, U21 and full international level and is clearly highly thought of at Pittodrie. So much so that they have tied their man down several times with new contract offers, the latest extension being signed in March 2018 and keeping him at Aberdeen until 2023.
Next summer, Norwich will need a new centre back as Timm Klose seems set to leave the club. the sort of figures that have already been rejected, when coupled with the length of his contract make me think that this is only affordable for City if we won promotion. As we’ve only played ten games of this current season, that’s way too early to call.
Still, it wouldn’t be a very good scouting set up if they didn’t watch prospects such as this young man but at this stage, I think we’re a long way away from an announcement and this is not much more than speculation.