Bhoys linked with Dons ace
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic are interested in signing Aberdeen defender Kevin McNaughton.Celtic are interested in signing Aberdeen defender Kevin McNaughton.
The player's agent John Viola claims Gordon Strachan has shown an interest in signing McNaughton.
McNaughton's future at Aberdeen remains uncertain with his current contract due to expire at the end of the season.
The news has alerted Celtic to his possible availability and Viola claims the Glasgow giants are pondering a move for the 22-year-old.
"Kevin is out of contract soon and we are still waiting to talk to Aberdeen about a new deal," Viola told the Sunday Express.
"Celtic have shown an interest in taking him to Parkhead for the start of next season."
Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is not surprised by Celtic's reported interested and he is keen to open talks over a new deal.
"The lad is still under contract to us and we are keen to get things done quickly," said Calderwood.
"It wouldn't surprise me if Celtic were interested.
"You always take a risk when you let players' contracts run close to their end and maybe we should have expected this.
"But perhaps it is a case of his agent trying to force our hand so we give him a better deal. Who knows?
"We can only afford to give him so much and, naturally, if the player looks for more than that, there is not much we can do about it."