Charlie Adam has recently made a claim about David Turnbull and Celtic’s links with a move to sign the Motherwell midfielder.
Adam was a guest on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show and the panel discussed many issues surrounding Scottish football right now. Adam talked about Turnbull and the rumours linking him with a move to Parkhead. Adam also said that he is ‘surprised’ that no English club is looking to sign the Motherwell man.
It was recently reported that the Hoops have ‘stepped up their scouting’ of the Scotsman. It was stated that there is a ‘growing likelihood’ that the Bhoys will make a ‘fresh attempt’ to sign the midfielder, who is valued at £1.62m.
Adam had some praise for Turnbull and in addition to expressing his surprise at the fact that no English club wants him, he believes that the midfielder will be a ‘good signing’ for the Bhoys.
He said: “The Turnbull one, I think is one that I look forward to this season. He’s coming back from a serious injury, obviously his move to Celtic [broke] down. He is a player I like. I’m surprised nobody in England took a snip at him, only because [of] maybe the injury [and] they’re waiting to see how he comes back from that.
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“I think that will be a good signing for Celtic. Turnbull for £2 million and [Shane] Duffy on loan would be good.”
Turnbull missed 35 games due to the knee problem, but he did return to action at the end of last season. He was impressive in the 2018/19 season and directly contributed to 14 goals in 25 Premiership games.
In the current campaign, he has already scored once and that might be a reflection of how he might be getting back to his best.
And, with Olivier Ntcham being linked with a move away from Parkhead, in the event that Ntcham were to leave the club this summer, moving for Turnbull may not be a bad idea for Celtic.