The reaction from Celtic fans to the David Turnbull developments have been mixed to say the least.

Last night, the Scottish Sun stated that the Hoops were set to sign Turnbull. The source claimed that the deal had stalled due to assurances over a first-team spot.

David Turnbull (right) appears close to Celtic move (David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

In any case, Celtic still seems like the closest move for Turnbull. Sheffield Wednesday were also linked with a move for the Motherwell midfielder (The Sun), but there’s been nothing further on that.


And it looks like the Hoops may be set to announce the midfielder at some stage in the near future. Supporters, as always, have reacted on social media. Speaking on Twitter, here’s a look at some of the reaction to the news Celtic are set to sign Turnbull.

Fans right to question reasoning for delay

So the Sun’s report stated that Turnbull was looking for first-team opportunities. Some on social media have scoffed at that idea, and quite rightly so. From a supporters perspective, it reeks of the agent chancing his arm. Whilst that can’t be confirmed, it comes across that way.

For those not aware, Turnbull is currently signed up with Pro Legal Group (Transfermarkt). This is the same group that has Stuart Armstrong on their books. The same Armstrong who was in contract negotiations for weeks with Celtic before penning just a two-year deal back in 2017.

Turnbull has the same agency firm as Stuart Armstrong (Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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Celtic have had previous difficulties in dealing with their higher-quality clients. Turnbull, given his value and burgeoning reputation, has also managed to prove a difficult acquisition during contract negotiations.

It’s highly likely that, if this move does happen, then by the time his contract is set to be renewed, we’ll be having trouble with his agent again.

Turnbull can’t expect to walk straight into the Celtic first-team (David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

In any case, it’s down to the player what he does with his agent in that regard. All we can do as supporters is back him if the deal gets over the line.

At the end of the day, his signing will secure us one of the hottest young prospects in Scottish football. He’ll have to earn his first-team stripes like everyone else. But the sooner this is all wrapped up, the better.



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