Aberdeen ‘reject bid for Scott McKenna from Aston Villa’

Scott McKenna is staying at Aberdeen after a bid from Aston Villa was thrown out. Picture: SNS Group
Scott McKenna is staying at Aberdeen after a bid from Aston Villa was thrown out. Picture: SNS Group
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Aberdeen have dismissed a significant offer from Aston Villa for Scott McKenna.

The English Championship side, who bought John McGinn from Hibs earlier this summer, are understood to have proposed a loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer in January.

A figure of between £6 million and £7 million is believed to have been offered for the 21-year-old, who has been capped four times for Scotland.

The Pittodrie side rejected the offer due to the lack of time available to bring in a replacement, according to the BBC.

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Celtic offered £3.5 million for McKenna earlier this month, with the Dons rejecting that approach as well.

Hull City and Swansea were also reported to be interested in the defender.

McInnes said this week: “McKenna’s market, for me, will be the English Premier League. We’re not in a position where we need to do a deal.

“We want him to be a big part for us this season and for me he’ll go to the English Premier League, and we’ll get the bigger ticket on the back of that.

“I’m very confident of that. It’s a matter of when and not if he goes there.”