Celtic fans don’t seem to think the club are to blame over the failed transfer move for David Turnbull. In fact, Hoops fans have reacted pretty philosophically to the news that the 19-year-old midfielder will be staying at Motherwell next season.
The Lanarkshire club released a statement saying that the deal was off following an issue with the teenager’s medical. Turnbull is to go for a knee operation in the coming weeks and could miss up to six months.
So it was a case of so close yet so far for Celtic, but Hoops fans aren’t being too critical of the club. On social media at least.
It’s a shame for Turnbull, but I don’t think Celtic could have done anything else.
— Happy Celtic Lass⭐️🏴 (@HappyCelticLass) June 27, 2019
Will take a while to sink in that Turnbull literally was pictured with NL in a Celtic shirt but didn’t sign
— Martino (@martino67_) June 27, 2019
It seems totally bizarre that Turnbull isn’t going to be signing for the club after all the noise last Friday. Neil Lennon spoke about how he admired the player and Turnbull was actually pictured beside the Northern Irishman wearing the new home kit.
The Turnbull situation is a no brainer.
Taking the guy on loan for a year or even 6 months would have been perfect for Celtic, Motherwell and the player himself.
It's Motherwell's perogative to turn it down though and they did.
There's no great fault on any side.
— Chris 🏴 🇵🇸 (@TheRebelTreble) June 27, 2019
Feel sorry for the young lad Turnbull. Hopefully @Motherwell do the right thing and get him fixed with a 100% recovery. I also think @Celtic handled it well especially after Motherwell’s premature ‘deal done’ post.
— Neil (@NRKBhoy) June 27, 2019
Celtic handled the situation well
And the theme of Celtic being praised for their handling of the situation was carried on by several other fans. Others aren’t against the club making a move for him in the future.
Celtic should be commended on how the Turnbull affair was handled.
— Fr Hiroshima Twinkie (@Redbhoy1888) June 27, 2019
Hopefully Celtic go back in for Turnbull in January when he’s back fit. Young player with so much potential 👍🏽
— D.G (@DavidGillespiex) June 27, 2019
I reckon Celtic will go back for Turnbull and I don't think it's the end of it. Maybe January? Or even next summer to help clench the 10 in a row?
— Kelvin Martin Johnston 🏴 (@kelvinmjohnston) June 27, 2019
Celtic fans will just be hoping to draw a line under the whole saga. The David Turnbull ordeal makes previous transfer hunts look small-fry. The 19-year-old has been the centre of attention for the past month and will just be looking to get back to playing football.
Hopefully he can get over his injury scare. Celtic, meanwhile, will just be wanting to move on.