Mark McKenzie: Celtic monitoring USA international defender

Mark McKenzie made his debut for the USA aginst Costa Rica in February
Image: Mark McKenzie made his debut for the USA aginst Costa Rica in February

Celtic are monitoring Philadelphia Union centre-back Mark McKenzie.

Sky Sports News understands the Scottish champions have asked to be kept informed on any developments regarding the 21-year-old, who is keen on a move to Europe.

McKenzie became a USA international when he made his senior debut in a friendly against Costa Rica in February.

Celtic's priority in the current transfer window is now to sign a left-back, but it's believed they would like to bolster their central defensive options, as well as adding a winger.

The Hoops signed Brighton defender Shane Duffy on loan this week and made an enquiry for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley.

Last week, Sky Sports News reported that representatives of centre-back Kristoffer Ajer had asked the club for a valuation of their client, ahead of a potential move away from Parkhead.

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