Aberdeen have thrown out an offer from Hull City for defender Scott McKenna .
The 21-year-old defender is on the radar of Nigel Adkins after becoming a key player for the Premiership side this season.
Speaking after his own side’s 0-0 draw with Reading today, Adkins said the player has a ‘big future’ and confirmed his side had made a bid.
He said: “He (McKenna) is a left-footed centre half who has a big future in front of him… We have made a bid.
“There is a definite interest from ourselves but he is an Aberdeen player and I’ve got a lot of respect for Derek McInnes and for what he has done up there.
“Anything we do will be in the right manner, we don’t want to unsettle anybody.”
Hull are understood to be considering a second advance for the defender but will have to up their original offer if Aberdeen’s resolve is to be tested further.
Derek McInnes is a known admirer of the youngster, having previously earmarked McKenna as a role model for other youngsters coming through the ranks at Pittodrie.
At the turn of the year, he said: “I want all my young players to be the way Scott McKenna is.
“Scott has waited for his chance long enough and now there is no way that he is letting that jersey go.
“For me, it is not enough for the youngsters to get bits and pieces and feel part of an Aberdeen first-team squad.
“The next step for them is to grab a…