David Turnbull is reportedly unhappy with Celtic’s transfer offer for one main reason. The Express reports that the Motherwell teenager is worried that the offer on the table signifies that he won’t be a regular first-team player at the club.
The 15 goal midfielder and his representatives rejected Celtic’s initial contract offer on Friday, two days after the club had a reported £2.8million bid accepted for him.
The deal is not considered completely dead although there will need to be a shift from the Celtic side of things if it is to go through. That seems unlikely given the message the club sent out via Twitter following the reports.
Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent.#CelticFC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic.
If not, we move on. (2/2)
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) June 14, 2019
What happens now?
It’s tough to see the move going forward now after Celtic released those tweets. The club insist that they won’t be budging from their “magnificent offer” and the ball is now firmly in the player’s court.
Turnbull may well fancy his chances of getting a bigger deal down south but that is unlikely to come until later in the summer. If he manages to get more money then good on him. Footballers play short careers and they have to look out for their financial futures.
He won’t be welcome at Celtic though. If he’d rather take extra money at the age of 19 than win trophies and be part of history then that’s his call. He’ll have to live with it.
Celtic can’t afford to wait around all summer on the player. They should set a date at some point next week and if we haven’t heard from him at that stage then the deal can be considered off. We have too big a season ahead to wait around on a 19-year-old player from Motherwell.
Turnbull is a talented kid but he’s not going to be the difference between winning the league and not. Celtic are, and always will be, the most important thing.