Celtic midfielder David Turnbull linked with move to Cardiff City

David Turnbull has today been linked with deadline move to Cardiff City, it’s probably best for all of he moved on…

David Turnbull of Celtic reacts after missing a penalty during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and St. Mirren FC at Celtic Park Stadium on November 01, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Another transfer rumour has surfaced this morning regarding Celtic, although it’s of yet another outgoing, with David Turnbull the latest to be linked with a move away. Cardiff City accordingly to Sky Sports, are believed to be interested in the Celtic and Scotland midfielder’s services.

David Turnbull is out of contract at the end of the season, so he’s free to negotiate with any interested clubs ahead of a summer move, but can leave in this window if the right bid comes in. The Celtic Star asked Brendan Rodgers at the end of last year about Turnbull’s contract situation and despite early season talk of a new deal the discussions didn’t progress and it’s thought that the player wants a move in order to get more first team football.

Celtic v Ross County – David Turnbull celebrates scoring the first goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park, Saturday August 5, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

The best thing for all parties would be to accept a bid at this moment. David is clearly no longer in Brendan’s plans or a new deal would have been agreed before now. So it makes sense to let Turnbull go. As much as losing the services of a good player will be a blow, it’s not the end of the world and he can be replaced.

David Turnbull knows that he is not considered a first pick, with Paulo Bernardo, Callum McGregor and Matt O’Riley deservedly ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment and with Reo Hatate still to come back from the Asian Cup, plus there’s young Odin Thiago Holm and Tomoki Iwata (whatever is the update on him?) also there, we are well covered in that department.

David Turnbull has been a good servant to the club and has contributed plenty in the 134 games played, scoring 31 goals and providing 23 assists. However it’s a regular starting place in the Celtic team that has eluded him so perhaps now is the time for us to part ways.

Celtic’s Nat Phillips has training with the squad. Photo Andrew Milligan

Cardiff incidentally are also reportedly interested in bringing in Nat Phillips from Liverpool, after his loan spell at Celtic ended last month.

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