Reported Celtic transfer target Mark McKenzie has been discussing a potential future move to Europe and has admitted it remains his ‘dream’ to make the move across the Atlantic.
Celtic have been tracking the USA international throughout the summer and he appears to be a long-term target for the club.
As reported by the Daily Record, the Philadelphia Union star was a target for a fee as low as £1 million back in July but the trail has since gone cold.
But McKenzie has once again admitted a move to Europe is his ultimate goal, even if he is currently focused on his career in Major League Soccer.
“The dream, of course, is to play in Europe,” McKenzie told Goal. “That is the ultimate goal. But I’m here at Union at the moment and I’m focused on helping the club in any way I can.
“But if there is an opportunity, I’m ready and I’m prepared to take the next step. I’m confident that I can take such an opportunity with both hands. However, I’m focusing on my game right now and help win a title this year.”
Celtic have moved on this summer, signing Shane Duffy from Brighton on loan in a deal which has so far proved to be a success.
Therefore, it would seem unlikely that Celtic are set to make a move for McKenzie this summer.
The talented 21-year-old is currently focused on his current team Philadelphia Union and he clearly has plenty of time on his hands before deciding to make the leap.
This looks more likely to be a transfer pursuit that Celtic might need to pick up again in the summer or even in January.
At which point, it sounds as if McKenzie will be excited at the prospect of heading to Glasgow.