Celtic have been keen on Philadelphia Union defender Mark McKenzie for some time now, and several Hoops supporters have recently been getting excited regarding the 21-year-old on social media.

The Hoops first registered their interest in the summer, with the player seemingly keen on a move to Glasgow.

However, a move to Parkhead never materialised, with the club landing Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton instead.

Celtic did retain their interest in the USA international past the recent deadline, though, with McKenzie high up on their list of January defensive targets. Sides from the Bundesliga and the Premier League are also thought to be monitoring McKenzie.

Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph posted on Twitter late on Wednesday evening following an interview with the defender.

Joseph confirmed he covered a wide range of topics with the Philadelphia Union star, including Celtic’s interest.

His post got plenty of Hoops fans excited, with many quick to react to the tweet.

Should McKenzie be Celtic's priority in January?



Sky Sports followed up from Joseph’s interview with a story on Thursday morning, revealing the defender would be open to a Parkhead switch in the New Year, should the Hoops come calling.