As the Philadelphia Union defender is close to a £ 5 million move to Belgian club Genk, CELTIC is on the brink of losing out on Mark McKenzie, according to sources.
With Christopher Jullien out for months via injury and Brighton loanee Shane Duffy so far unconvincing during his stay in Glasgow, the Parkhead club is likely to be on the lookout for a new central defender.
For some time, US international McKenzie has been on the radar of the Parkhead club and just last month admitted that he would consider a move to the Premiership champions.
Celtic are joining the race for Joel Randall of Swansea City, who is being traded for £1.5 million.
Negotiations between Genk and Philadelphia Union have been near to completion in recent weeks, as reported by Anthony Joseph of Sky Sports.
Apparently, the two sides are close to settling on a transfer fee for the defender of about £ 5 million, and it is expected that the agreement will be concluded before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
KRC Genk is finalizing the Philadelphia Union agreement with defender Mark McKenzie. The two clubs agreed over the holidays are known by @SkySportsNews and are now close to settling on a transfer fee that could raise to almost £ 5 m.
-Anthony Joseph, January 4, 2021(@AnthonyRJoseph)