Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has commented on his club’s failed bid to sign David Turnbull. The teenager was expected to sign for the Canaries after his move to Celtic broke down a fortnight ago. However, Turnbull also failed to agree terms with the English Premier League newcomers.
The £3million midfield sensation is expected to be confirmed as Neil Lennon’s first signing of the summer imminently, and City’s Webber says it was just a case of the player choosing Celtic first.
The Canaries chief told ‘The Pink Un’: “He was with us on Thursday, talks went well and we rolled out the red carpet – as we would – and he chose Celtic, which was his choice.”
“Good player, good lad, good representatives, he’s chosen a great club. I’m not sure I would have chosen them after the way they spoke about me in the media but that’s his choice.
He’s chosen a great club and I’m sure one day he’ll want to play in the Premier League because it’s the greatest league in the world, and hopefully he’ll get that opportunity.”
Fans need to get behind Turnbull
Webber’s comments should ease some Celtic fans’ fears that Turnbull is only at the club because we offered him more money. It seems like the 19-year-old is keen to play for Celtic, and chose us despite a good offer from the English side.
Turnbull’s saga has gone on far too long this summer and he must be counting down the days until he gets back on the pitch. The 19-year-old was highly sought after and will add another really good option to our midfield ranks this season.
Celtic fans must now put any of the ill feeling around his initial rejection to one side and get behind him. Coming to a massive club like Celtic as a teenager won’t be easy and Turnbull will need all the support he can get.