Celtic Target Turnbull Pens New Motherwell Deal

David Turnbull has signed a new contract with Motherwell after returning from the injury that hampered his dream move to Celtic. The 20-year-old signs an extended deal until 2022

Speaking to Motherwell’s Official site, Turnbull has signed the deal in an attempt to repay the club for their support with him during his injury layoff.

“As soon as I knew I was back, fit and ready to get some game time, I wanted to make sure my contract was sorted,

“I have been here a long time. I feel as if I owe the club and the supporters for the way I have been looked after and treated.

“I’ve missed most of this season, so this puts us back to pretty much where we were at this stage last year in terms of my deal, giving the club a little more protection as I was coming into the last year of my contract.

“All my focus now is on spending the next few weeks getting up to full fitness, get back to just playing and enjoying playing football for Motherwell.”

This shouldn’t concern Celtic overly as Turnbull is repaying Motherwell for their faith in him during his injury whilst the club are also attempting to protect their prize asset.

In what was the biggest transfer saga of the summer in Scottish football, David Turnbull to Celtic proved to be both frustrating and totally bizarre. A spat between the Motherwell, Celtic and Turnbull’s agent dominated headlines as statements came out detailing the progress. The deal seemed to have been lost by Celtic as newly promoted Norwich threatened to take the Scottish youngster to Carrow Road.

But then, Celtic came in and offered a deal that the player, agent and selling club were in agreement over, £3.25m. Turnbull was pictured beside Neil Lennon, Celtic had their man. Or did they?Midway through his medical, it became apparent that there was an issue to sabotage the deal. Turnbull had a rare knee condition, that had no symptoms. Instead of risking a potentially career ending injury by ignoring their discovery, Turnbull opted for the preventive surgery.

Whether Celtic go back in for the midfielder remains to be seen but you would think that Neil Lennon would be keen to sign the player should he make a complete recovery.

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