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Celtic face stiff competition for the signing of Philadelphia Union goal Mark McKenzie, according to the MLS club’s sporting director Ernst Tanner.
Celtic have reportedly been interested in the 21-year-old defender for a while, but this summer they ended up signing Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion for a fee of £ 2 million. Tanner confirmed to Sky Sports that talks between Union and Celtic had taken place, and Celtic apparently remains interested in the deal that will take place in the near future.
However, Tanner also said that the Hoops are not the only club that has expressed interest in McKenzie and that there have been inquiries from the Premier League and Bundesliga as well.
McKenzie rose to the ranks of the Union academy and, having had numerous loan periods, has played 26 games for the club in all competitions in 2020, scoring two goals and assisting once. He’s reportedly waiting for a move to happen outside of Philadelphia, but remains focused on his game for now.