Celtic legend Frank McAvennie claims that his club could still sign Scott McKenna despite the Scottish defender joining Nottingham Forest yesterday.

Speaking to Football Insider the former Celtic and Scotland man claimed Neil Lennon could still make a move for the 23-year-old in 12 months time.

Nottingham Forest completed the signing of the central defender from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen yesterday for an initial £3 million fee.

However, McAvennie still believes the door could be open for the Parkhead outfit to make McKenna, who he described as “very much like Duffy” a Bhoy next summer:

He might go down to Nottingham Forest and Celtic buy him in a year’s time.

The 60-year-old went on to explain why Lennon wasn’t in for the Scotland international now:

I do not think Aberdeen would have wanted to sell him to Celtic and that is the problem. The problem Celtic have got is that other Scottish clubs do not want to sell their best players to the big two because they run over the top of them.

Hoops boss Lennon could soon find himself forced back into the market for a centre-half after AC Milan named Kristoffer Ajer as a potential target as the Italian’s look for reinforcements.

Having already landed Shane Duffy from Brighton & Hove Albion, Celtic would have been happy with their options going into the season, however, Ajer’s departure would change that viewpoint very quickly.