In recent weeks, Celtic have been linked with a number of defenders. One in particular being USA and Philadelphia Union central defender, Mark McKenzie.
The 21-year old has been on the rise recently. Not only for his club side but also through the international set-up, coming through at all levels of the youth squads including captaining the side for the under-20 World Cup, before making his debut for the senior side five months ago.
McKenzie has reportedly impressive Celtic scouts, massively with his form in the MLS for Philadelphia Union.
As reported by the Daily Record, McKenzie has recently spoken on the prospect of a move to Europe and how this is something that could interest him in the near future.
“As a kid you dream of playing at the top clubs in the world. Playing in top leagues and in Champions League and whatnot.
Its always a blessing to be able to draw interest from clubs in Europe.”
The young defender’s manager, Jim Curtin also commented on McKenzie’s and his fellow team-mates ability and the interest from clubs overseas.
“In terms of the hype around our players, it’s real. There’s been a lot of interest from teams from overseas. Their talent is certainly there and, if they continue to play the way they do, I’m sure some real concrete offers will come in for them.”
If the club were to move for the American defender, it would be certainly be an interesting move. Recent reports suggest McKenzie is the real deal and is subject to interest from across Europe.
In the last few years we have seen some top talents move from America and become top players in other countries across Europe. By the sounds of things McKenzie could be one of those players which the club should be trying to get in, as early as possible.