David Turnbull rejects Norwich to sign for Celtic

The transfer saga surrounding David Turnbull has taken a new twist with the Motherwell midfielder rejecting Norwich City and playing in the English Premier League for a move to Celtic, days after the Scottish champions pulled the plug on the deal.

Turnbull will have a Celtic medical on Friday and will sign a four-year-deal.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Celtic manager Neil Lennon, said: "We've identified David for quite a while. He's here in the building and hopefully we'll have a brief chat with him before he goes off to do his medical today.

"We like the younger players. We have had great success with developing players over the last 10 or 15 years. He had a sensational first season with Motherwell, we were very impressed with him. We're hoping that things can get concluded today and we can announce him later on."

News of Turnbull doing another u-turn came as a shock to the Celtic support after a deal between the club and the player was dead and buried on Tuesday, with the Scottish champions walking away from negotiations, this allowed Norwich to come in for the 19-year-old after Motherwell accepted a bid that matched Celtic’s for their player.

It now looks like having the chance to win silverware as well as developing his talents at Celtic Park won out over a more lucrative deal with Norwich.

Despite this news, which would make a brilliant Monty Python sketch, Celtic fans are still less than impressed with the actions of Turnbull and his agent - with many demanding Celtic do a u-turn of their own.

Turnbull has a lot to prove to the Celtic support and it will take a lot to win them over.