Celtic will reportedly know what to pay if they decide to pursue Turnbull

By John Reid

June 29, 2019

A report claims that former Celtic target David Turnbull is set to be offered a new contract by Motherwell. The Scottish Sun has revealed that the player will be offered a new deal with an increased salary – but could also have a release clause of £3.25 million.

Interestingly, that is the fee that Celtic agreed with Motherwell for the player before the deal broke down because of a knee injury.

Hoops will know what to pay

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If the release clause is included, Celtic will know what to pay if they decided to make another move for Turnbull. Any move will not be for a while yet, as Turnbull faces a lengthy lay-off after his knee operation.

It is far too early to tell if the Hoops will return for Turnbull. If he recovers from his knee injury and can recapture his great form, then Celtic might well attempt to sign the player again.

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Can’t blame team for inserting clause

You can’t blame Motherwell for putting in a large release clause. They will want to protect their investment the best that they can. Will that put teams off from bidding for the player? Only time will tell on that front.

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For now though, Turnbull will remain at Motherwell for the time being.

Should he get back to his best though, perhaps one day he will become a Celtic player.