David Turnbull to Celtic looks set to be completed
It looks like David Turnbull’s move to Celtic is back on after Celtic’s ruthless stance against the player’s agents demands resulted in no other official offers for the Motherwell midfielder.
Liam O’Donnell, the player’s agent, tried to demand around £20,000 a week for the 19-year-old which would have made him one of Celtic’s top earners off the back of one good season with Motherwell - but Celtic held firm over an offer which they called a ‘magificent’ deal reportedly around £10,000 a week. A significant rise from his £600 a week wage with the Fir Park side.
Despite mixed feelings over Celtic’s stance it looks like it has put the player’s agent firmly in his place, with Turnbull wanting to move to Celtic. Once Turnbull’s personal terms are agreed, a medical will then take place before he become’s Neil Lennon’s first signing of the summer transfer window.
Motherwell had announced last Wednesday that they had accepted an offer from Celtic for £3 million, but on Friday Celtic took to twitter announcing that they had failed to agree terms with the players agent.
But after the fallout and standoff between the two parties, it is now looking like that Motherwell’s Player of the Season will be a Celtic player by the weekend a day after Celtic skipper Scott Brown urged Turnbull to ignore English interest to win silverware with the Scottish champions.
Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Southampton were all keeping an eye on Turnbull’s situation with Celtic, but with no offers coming from any English clubs - despite the hopes from the player’s agent that a bidding war would take place for his client - the Celtic deal is the only one of the cards and if it is rejected then it will be back to Motherwell.
Turnbull scored 16 goals in 34 games last season for Motherwell, but with a bright future ahead of him, the 19-year-old will have to win over the Celtic fans after his agent’s demands resulted in a significant amount of them demanding the deal to sign the midfielder was cancelled and the agent and player told to take a walk.