Celtic’s defence has been the subject of many reports in the last few months. From leaking goals galore in the Europa League to surrendering two goal leads in the Scottish Cup final, the Hoops backline has suffered an incredible amount of criticism and rightly so. Reports that strengthening that area of the team in the January window with MLS star Mark McKenzie earlier in the season seemed to have delighted fans but the Hoops fans have been told that they will need a reality check if they think they are going to get the US international cheaply in the transfer window.
Reporter, Jonathan Tannenwald has fired out the warning as the transfer window beckons saying, “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.
The reporter also goes onto a stinging attack by saying that McKenzie “can do better” than the Hoops, “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.”
McKenzie has two caps to his name as he bids to make a move in January to develop his club and international career.