The Daily Record have reported that the Hoops made an offer of £3million for the 19-year-old who has been on the club’s shortlist for many weeks and their Premiership rivals have revealed via their official website that a fee, which will smash the current record for biggest Motherwell sale, has been agreed.
We have agreed a fee with Celtic for the potential sale of David Turnbull.
Should the deal go through, the value will vastly exceed our previous record fee received. It will be transformational for us as we continue to operate as a fan-owned club.https://t.co/1hbXcMf8od pic.twitter.com/rQa1HQm06o
— Motherwell FC (@MotherwellFC) June 12, 2019
Celtic reportedly had a previous bid rejected for the midfielder and have now been permitted to speak to the winner of the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award.
Turnbull enjoyed a great breakthrough season at Fir Park, scoring 16 and assisting seven goals in his 34 appearances. The youngster looks set to stay in Scotland after it was reported that Barnsley also held an interest in his signature.
This is a great move for the Hoops. They are securing one of the Scottish Premier League’s brightest talents for a cheap price after his great efforts in the previous campaign. With the future of Olivier Ntcham looking uncertain at the club, Turnbull should get a great chance to come in and impress. Despite only being 19-years-old, Turnbull made the attacking midfield position his own at Motherwell and more than proved he is capable of being a star in the top flight. Should the youngster be able to recreate that form at Celtic Park for years to come then he could become an international regular quite quickly under Steve Clark. This is a great opportunity for Turnbull to play for the Scottish giants, with the chance to play in a side who dominates possession on a weekly basis, the room for development could be limitless. Should he get into the same positions he did in the Motherwell side, the Hoops’ fans can expect to see Turnbull celebrating for the foreseeable future.