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Celtic and Rangers both want to sign £3m Scotland international



Glasgow Rangers have reportedly joined Celtic in the race to sign Scott McKenna as the Ibrox side and the Parkhead outfit vie for the Scotland international’s signature.


Rangers are currently eight points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table, but the Ibrox outfit has two games in hand on Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops.


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Now, according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, Rangers and Celtic will battle off the pitch to try to sign the Nottingham Forest defender.


The reporter took to X to say he has been “told Celtic FC and Rangers FC are both interested in NFFC defender Scott McKenna.”



Glasgow Rangers and Celtic would both benefit with Scott McKenna in their ranks

With a fairly close Premiership title race currently in progress, both Rangers and Celtic will want to bolster their ranks in pursuit of glory this season.


And in McKenna, they’d be getting a high-quality player with experience at the highest level for a potential bargain price.


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The 27-year-old swapped Aberdeen for Forest in a £3million transfer back in September 2020, and has gone onto make 105 appearances in total.



McKenna’s efforts helped Forest win promotion to the Premier League in 2022 and remain in the English top flight since then.


However, after picking up a serious injury in the second half of last season, the centre-back has fallen out of favour at Forest and has not played for the Reds since mid-September.







With McKenna’s contract expiring at the end of the season, Aberdeen Live have reported that he has been told he can leave the club.



He is now also free to talk to clubs outside of England about signing a pre-contract agreement.


This could be an interesting transfer saga to watch. McKenna is obviously proven in the Scottish top flight and has also done well in England and at international level.


Rangers and Celtic would be strengthened if they succeed in bringing him to either Ibrox or Parkhead in the coming weeks.


Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks. This seems like a transfer lead with some legs.


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