Former Celtic star Mark Wilson has talked about David Turnbull’s future at the club.
Wilson appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Clyde Superscoreboard podcast and the panel talked about numerous issues involving Scottish football and Celtic. One player that they talked about was Turnbull, as one caller asked about his links with a move to Aston Villa.
Wilson believes that selling Turnbull in the summer will be be an insult to the Celtic fans and he believes that the Scotsman is someone who could be an ace in the pack for the Bhoys.
Can Turnbull leave in the summer?
It was reported some time ago that Dean Smith’s Villa are lining up a £7million summer move for the Scotsman, as they’ve watched him multiple times. Smith is said to have received some glowing reports about the midfielder (As per The Scottish Sun).
Wilson hailed the midfielder, saying that he’s been ‘terrific’ since he joined the club from Motherwell last summer.
The former Celtic man said (31:10): “I think he’s been terrific since he’s come to the club. If Celtic had to sell him this summer for a fee of £7 million, I think that’d be an insult too far to the Celtic supporters, who championed for him to get into the side.
“There were a lot of question marks aimed at Neil Lennon – why’s he not playing this boy, he’s sitting on the bench, it’s the guy who can unlock things. And when he came in, he was terrific. He won Young Player of the Year.
“So I think the future bodes well for David Turnbull. And if you get the right individual around him, he could be the ace in the pack for Celtic. He’s shown that he can deal with the pressure of playing in that position.”
TIF Thoughts on Turnbull…
Turnbull has certainly been impressive for the Bhoys since joining, as he’s contributed to 17 goals in all competitions for the club. In the Premiership, he scored six goals for the side, while grabbing five assists (as per Transfermarkt).
That is pretty good, considering that it was only his first campaign at the club and he was active on the goalscoring front in European football too.
So because of that, Celtic shouldn’t lose him after a single season. If Turnbull keeps playing at a high level, his value can rise further and Celtic can earn a higher fee from his future sale.