Celtic have received a blow in their attempt to make their first signing of the summer. The Daily Record are reporting that David Turnbull has turned down the contract offered to him by the Hoops.
Could be headed to England
The report goes on to claim that the player’s agents are looking to find the player a club in England. A short time ago reports claimed that the player had competed a medical with the club, but this does not seem to be the case.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon is unlikely to be happy with the news. He had obviously earmarked the player as a signing he wanted. Indeed, the club were committed to the deal, agreeing a £3 million fee with Motherwell.
Fans won’t be happy with board
It would not be a shock if the club’s fans turned their ire on the board now. Even though the player is reported to have turned down the deal, that won’t wash with the Hoops support.
They will see that the club has failed to sign a prominent Scottish player for the second season in a row, after the John McGinn saga of last season.
It remains to be seen if Turnbull will end up at Celtic. For the moment though, you would have to say that the chances would seem remote.