Celtic may be approaching decision time with David Turnbull

By Hamish Carton

March 8, 2023

Celtic may have a decision to make over the future of David Turnbull this summer.

The Hoops midfielder is contracted until the summer of 2024, having signed a four-year deal following his move from Motherwell in 2020.

Turnbull has contributed a fair amount for Celtic since. He was a key part of the early Postecoglou days, starting every one of Ange’s first 30 competitive matches.

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Since the signings of Reo Hatate, Matt O’Riley and Aaron Mooy, though, Turnbull has drifted increasingly out of the picture.

He hasn’t featured in any of our last three matches since a disappointing display against St. Mirren in the Scottish Cup.

Turnbull is clearly a talented player who possesses perhaps the best technique of anyone at the club.

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But he seems to be comfortably behind Hatate, O’Riley and Mooy in the Parkhead pecking order – and the signing of Tomoki Iwata hasn’t helped his chances either.

With his contract having less than 18 months to run, this summer is likely to be our last chance to earn some money.

He would have plenty of suitors down south, and perhaps abroad too.

It’ll be interesting to see how often he features between now and the end of the campaign, and if we start to hear of any transfer chat as the weeks roll on.

In other news, Mikael Lustig is the latest player to join the Celtic Legends squad heading for Anfield