There are a number of positions where Celtic might look to strengthen in the upcoming January transfer window. One of them might be centre-back. A number of exits could take place there next month. Nat Phillips seems certain to return to Liverpool with his loan deal set to run out. Yuki Kobayashi is expected to depart as well. And there has been speculation about the future of Gustaf Lagerbielke as well, as the Swede has barely featured since his summer move.
If all three centre-backs left Celtic next month, there might be a need to sign another player there. Especially considering Cameron Carter-Vickers' fitness issues in recent times.
It appears that a Premier League player is in Celtic's sights. It is none other than Scott McKenna of Nottingham Forest.
As reported by PLZ Soccer, Celtic are one of a number of clubs interested in signing McKenna. Tentative enquiries have been made as the Hoops look to strengthen their options in central defence.
Celtic make enquiries to sign Nottingham Forest player
This is not the first time that Celtic have been linked with a move for McKenna. He was believed to be on their radar before his move to Nottingham Forest back in 2020.
McKenna was a key player for Nottingham Forest not too long ago but has found playing time tough to come by this season and seems to be completely out of the first-team picture right now. Perhaps that could change with a new manager in place in the form of Nuno Espirito Santo.
McKenna leaving this January seems like the most likely path for him though. Now, it remains to be seen if Celtic end up making a move for him.
McKenna is an experienced and established player, an attribute that Celtic are in need of. That does not mean that things will work out for him at Parkhead. Just look at players like Phillips and Shane Duffy for example.