A player for whom Sheffield Wednesday bid – alongside, reportedly, Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers – in the summer transfer window is still open to a move.
It is claimed that Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and QPR all failed with offers for the Aberdeen centre-back, Scott McKenna.
And the Owls’ then caretaker manager, Lee Bullen, confirmed that contact was made between the two clubs regarding the 23-year-old – for whom Aberdeen are said to have wanted £7 million.
But despite having handed in a transfer request, McKenna remained at Pittodrie – spending deadline day travelling to Croatia with his Aberdeen teammates.
And asked if his request still stands, the Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and QPR linked player told The Press and Journal: “No. That was in a few months ago, but as soon as the window closed, my attention was back on Aberdeen. I just need to keep my head down and see what happens come January.
“When you have been working for the full year, building up to that point that you thought was going to be the time, there was that wee bit of disappointment. But it can’t linger for too long.
“The window closed. We were in Croatia and we had a game an hour or two later. There was no time for me to dwell on things.
“As frustrating as it can be, there is absolutely nothing I can do about it, apart from try to play well.”
Sheffield Wednesday instead signed McKenna’s Scotland teammate, David Bates, from Hamburg, while Nottingham Forest added Chema Rodriguez from Levante.
And it remains to be seen if they or QPR will revisit their interest in the Dons player, who has struggled for form this season.
McKenna still has three-and-a-half years left on his contract at Aberdeen.