Celtic have been linked with 21 year old Philadelphia Union centre back, Mark McKenzie, for a number of months. The Union were sounded out by Parkhead officials in the summer but the move never quite transpired. Now, the rumour mill is going into overdrive as expectations of a January move for the player heat up.
McKenzie has impressed in the MLS and is said to be keen on joining Celtic, although a certain journalist in the City of Brotherly Love named Jonathan Tannenwald doesn’t share that sentiment. Indeed, the US reporter uploaded a social media post which read:
“Let’s say this as bluntly as possible: Celtic fans need to get over the idea that they’re going to get Mark McKenzie for a cheap price. And ‘cheap price’ doesn’t just mean the absurdly low $1.25 million fee some Celtic fans thought was possible earlier this year.
“It means the full price that teams from England or Germany will offer to attract McKenzie to a higher level of soccer.
“It’s fine that McKenzie told Sky Sports this month he knows Celtic helped develop Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk into the world’s best centre back. But he can do better, and so can the Union – and that will be especially true if Celtic slips up any more this season.”