Celtic’s failed pursuit of John McGinn may have influenced the David Turnbull saga.

The Hoops chased the former Hibs man but didn’t stump up the cash his team asked for.

Despite the player wanting the move to his boyhood heroes, McGinn has went on to excel with Aston Villa.

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However, apart from a late blow, the Turnbull saga proves things are changing at Celtic.

Celtic learning John McGinn lesson with Turnbull?

Last summer, Brendan Rodgers wanted his man for a fresh look midfield.

John McGinn playing with Hibernian last year. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Scott Brown’s future was unclear and he didn’t have a clear partner with Stuart Armstrong’s departure.


He looked to the Hibs star to be the man to take the club to the next step.

Celtic made their interest in McGinn clear but didn’t meet the asking price.

The Hoops dilly dallied and Aston Villa eyed an opportunity and snatched the Scotland international.

The Bhoys and Rodgers were left with their tails between their legs.

David Turnbull was next tough target for Celtic. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Fans were outraged and hoped that a repeat would never happen again…and along came Turnbull.


The Motherwell midfielder in similar circumstances was pursued by Celtic.

A low unacceptable bid was made, but this time the Hoops finally stumped up the required cash.

Unfortunately, medical complications are stopping the move from being finalised.

However, Celtic are clearly learning their lesson from last year.

Celtic must revisit David Turnbull in January

It’s no secret the 19-year-old will need to go under the knife to fight an underlying problem.

He will be kept out for months and will put off other clubs until he is healed.

David Turnbull celebrates another Scottish Premiership goal. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Bhoys need to be quick to offer the same terms in January or another club will.

A deal couldn’t be manufactured between Motherwell and Celtic so he would be a Hoops man.

Nevertheless, the club are strong fans of his and shouldn’t let complications get in the way.

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