A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on reported Hoops target Mark McKenzie saying he’s open to a January move to Parkhead.
The United States international defender was said to be the subject of discussions between the Hoops and Philadelphia Union in the summer over a potential move.
In the end, Celtic opted to sign Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton for a reported £2million fee, but the Irishman has found himself under criticism for some of his performances.
According to Sky Sports, Celtic are looking for another centre-back in January and McKenzie is high up on their list of targets again.
However, there could be a lot more competition for the 21-year-old, who is apparently also attracting interest from the Premier League and Bundesliga.
Asked if he would consider a move to Celtic in the January transfer window, McKenzie told Sky Sports: “Yeah, ultimately it’s about the situation being right for all parties.
“As the player you are probably the most important piece in the puzzle, but it’s about making sure it’s right for the club I’m at now but also the club I could potentially be going to.
“I want to be playing regular and consistent minutes – at least fighting for my spot and then trying to keep that spot. That’s the most important thing.
“It’s something I’ve obviously talked to my agents about and talked to the club and staff about and make sure it’s right for everyone.
“I’ve done my fair share of research (on Celtic and the Scottish Premiership) and I’ve always loved football so I’ve known about Celtic for a while.
“You hear about Celtic and the path of Virgil Van Dijk – going from there to the Prem.”
And plenty of Celtic fans seem eager for him to join the Hoops:
Let’s go @CelticFC get it done 👏🍀
— yahmpy (@yahmpy) December 17, 2020
I swear if we miss out on him cause we signed Duffy instead of him during the summer..
— King Ntcham V3 (@NtchamV3) December 17, 2020
@CelticFC do it!!! The guys a pler
— Andy (@RaverRover) December 17, 2020
Looks likes he’s the one then 👍
— Chalky (@Chalky13330273) December 17, 2020
Interesting…. If he’s as good as van Dijk it would be great 👍
— John Lardner (@JohnLardner147) December 17, 2020
Hope it’s not another case of one window too late. 😩
— Sean (@bible_quotes16) December 17, 2020
Bring him home!!!!!
— Paul Sutherland (@PaulSuth) December 17, 2020
There are no excuses as to why Mark McKenzie shouldn’t be at us next month
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) December 17, 2020