Report: Wolves join Aston Villa in scouting Scott McKenna

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly joined the likes of Aston Villa and Swansea City in scouting Scott McKenna.

Scott McKenna of Scotland controls the ball during the Vauxhall International Challenge match between Scotland and Costa Rica at Hampden Park on March 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (30/09; page 59), Wolves were one of the clubs that recently sent their scouts to have a look at Aberdeen star and Aston Villa target Scott McKenna.

McKenna is one of the most highly-rated defenders in the Scottish Premiership and is now a Scotland international. Unsurprisingly, he has a list of admirers interested in offering him a chance in one of England's top two divisions.

 

The Sun on Sunday (30/09; page 59) reports that Wolves sent their top scouts to Pittodrie to have a look at McKenna. The report adds that the Villans, Swansea City and Norwich City also had representatives at the game looking at the centre-back.

The report suggests that Wolves are keen to strengthen their defensive options and are now plotting a move for the youngster, who has helped the Dons keep two clean sheets in their last three games in all competitions.

Scotland's Scott McKenna (L) and Mexico's Jesus Corona vie for the ball during their international friendly football match at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 2, 2018. (Photo by...

In fact, the only team to put more than one past Derek McInnes' men this term in a game in which McKenna - who Aberdeen valued at £10 million in the summer, according to the Daily Record - has featured was Burnley in their Europa League meeting last month. 

Wolves meanwhile, have made an incredibly bright start to life in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo's men are currently eighth after beating Southampton 2-0 on Saturday, and they boast the joint-best defensive record in the division outside of the top three.

It is a remarkable start, but one that many would have seen coming given the quality in place at all levels at Molineux. It is an incredibly exciting project to be a part of, and the likes of Villa, Swansea and Norwich may well be slightly concerned about Wolves joining the race for McKenna.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

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