Celtic have bid for Turnbull accepted by Motherwell

AS expected David Turnbull is heading to Celtic as Neil Lennon wastes no time in starting the re-building job in The Celtic squad that he promised to undertake when he was appointed as the club’s permanent manager on 25 May.

Motherwell have confirmed that they have accepted a bid by Celtic who have met the Fir Park side’s valuation of their goalscoring midfielder. That fee is believed to be £3million and it has to be noted that Celtic seem to have learned the lessons from last summer’s drawn out pursuit of the then Hibs midfielder John McGinn.

That ended in failure and frustration but there appears to be no such problems this time around with the Motherwell academy player.

Here’s what Motherwell have stated in the statement that has been posted on their official website this evening.

“Motherwell Football Club has reached an agreement with Celtic FC for the potential transfer of David Turnbull.

“The academy graduate has been given permission to speak to the club. Should the deal go through, the value of the transfer will vastly exceed our previous record fee received.

“We have rejected several seven-figure offers for David in recent weeks, with clubs the length and breadth of the UK speaking to us about him. It is clear from that the fee we stand to receive fully maximises his potential value.

“We have continued to stand by what we believe is a fair value for David. In light of the negotiating stance we have adopted, the money we stand to receive will be transformational for us as we continue to operate as a fan-owned club.

“Motherwell FC will make no further comment at this time.”

While we have NOT been getting involved in the click bait stuff that frustrates so many supporters, The Celtic Star did advice you at the weekend that we expected David Turnbull and Rekeem Harper to sign early doors when the window opened and for Mikael Lustig’s situation to be sorted out.



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