Celtic can have last laugh by signing Scott McKenna, funded by Leicester

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Celtic have reportedly secured £9million for Brendan Rodgers and his staff.

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Celtic lost manager Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City last month, in a move which sparked outrage from Bhoys fans as the Northern Irishman surprisingly quit for a return to the Premier League.

Intriguingly though, The Telegraph report that Celtic feel the move was 'good business', and that's because they received a huge £9million fee for Rodgers and his staff.

That's a major windfall for Celtic, especially ahead of the summer transfer window – and they can put that money towards signing one player Rodgers was keen to lure to Parkhead.

 

Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna became a top Celtic target last summer, with Rodgers admitting to BBC Sport that he wanted the Scot, but couldn't go past the £3.5million offered.

McKenna remains at Pittodrie, with the 22-year-old impressing under Derek McInnes whilst becoming a regular Scotland international, with a huge future seemingly ahead of him.

With Dedryck Boyata set to leave for free and Filip Benkovic returning – ironically – to Leicester, Celtic need to replace two defenders without receiving any money for either of them.

Aberdeen Defender Scott McKenna takes a shot on goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Aberdeen and St Johnstone at Pittodrie Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Aberdeen, United...

Now though, with Rodgers moving on – and free agent Neil Lennon in the box seat to land the job permanently without any compensation being required – that £9million fee can potentially be put to new signings.

McKenna would be the ideal signing to solve Celtic's issues in defence, whilst also having the last laugh over Rodgers, signing a player he wanted in a move funded by Leicester.

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic takes a look around the pitch prior to the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in...

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