Hull City have launched a bid for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna, according to the Scottish Sun.
Hull’s new boss Nigel Adkins has stressed the importance of making signings in this transfer window which fit into their long-term plans and 21 year-old McKenna fits the bill.
The Scottish defender has broken into Aberdeen’s first-team this season and his solid displays have impressed many. There was expected to be interest in him this January and it is Championship side Hull who are first to launch a bid to test Aberdeen’s resolve.
Hull have the worst defensive record in the Championship this season and are in desperate need of some defensive reinforcements. They are currently out of the bottom three on goal difference and are well and truly in a relegation dog fight at the moment.
The potential signing of Scott McKenna would help shore up their backline. He joined the Aberdeen academy in 2013 and he made his debut in February 2016 for Derek McInnes’ side. He found it tough as a youngster to break into their first-team so he gained some experience during loan spells at Ayr United and Alloa Athletic.
McKenna has now established himself in Aberdeen’s starting line-up this season. He is also a regular for Scotland U21s but many are now tipping him for a call-up to the senior squad in the coming months.
However, he could be set to leave Scotland if Hull’s bid is high enough for Aberdeen not to refuse. Hull plucked Andy Robertson, who now plays for Liverpool, from Scottish football in 2014 and will be hoping that McKenna can be similar.