A player for whom Sheffield Wednesday made a summer transfer approach is being ridiculed by several fans of Scottish football.

Wednesday were reported to have bid for the Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna ahead of the August transfer deadline.

And their then caretaker manager Lee Bullen confirmed after that there had been contact between the two clubs regarding the player – for whom Aberdeen are said to have wanted £7 million.

Sheffield Wednesday, who had already strengthened their options in McKenna’s position through the signing of Julian Börner, instead signed the Dons player’s Scotland teammate David Bates from Hamburg.

Aberdeen’s Scotland defender McKenna. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McKenna, meanwhile, has endured a difficult campaign for club and country, and was part of the Aberdeen side embarrassed 4-0 at home by Celtic on Sunday.

And if the following tweets are anything to go by, fans of Sheffield Wednesday will feel they had a lucky escape…

McKenna was among his post-Celtic critics, admitting that he was ‘nowhere near it’ and at fault for ‘a couple of the goals’.

Bates has only played once for Sheffield Wednesday, owing to a combination of injury and the form of Dominic Iorfa and Börner.

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