Former Celtic transfer target Scott McKenna has confirmed that offers were made for his services this summer.

As quoted by the Birmingham Mail, McKenna discussed the potential of moving away from Aberdeen during the summer, with both Celtic and Aston Villa vying for his signature.

Steve Bruce made a last-minute deadline day bid for the Aberdeen defender as he looked to strengthen his side but was knocked back by the 21-year-old and his club.

McKenna told the Aberdeen club website how he was out training while his future was being discussed.

I was not even thinking about it.

Then, on deadline day, I had been doing some running at the Barracks and, when I got back in my car, there were some missed calls from my agent.

I phoned him back and he said there had been an offer from another club, Aston Villa.

The club decided to knock it back and it is fine. It was the last day of the window, so it would have been difficult to get someone else in within that space of time.

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Celtic had also made a £3.5m bid a week previous for McKenna but neither side managed to secure a deal for the promising youngster.

McKenna went on to state that for now he is solely focused on doing his best for Aberdeen.

I was injured and I was just fully focused on getting back fit. A move was not at the forefront of my mind.

The next day it was forgotten about. I was just trying to get myself back fit and getting back onto the field and playing again as soon as possible so I could help the team get some good results.

Offers coming in like that are very flattering. If I keep playing well there will be more to come in the years ahead.

If there is an offer that is right I will get a chance to move on but now I am fully focused and enjoying playing for Aberdeen and wanting to be part of a successful team, winning trophies.

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