It seems that Celtic are close to pulling off one of their biggest signings of the summer. As reported by the BBC, the Hoops have agreed a £3 million fee with Motherwell to sign their highly-rated midfielder David Turnbull.
The player looks set to complete a move to the Hoops over the next 24 hours.
Hopefully in the negotiations to sign the player, Celtic insisted on one thing – that a loan back clause was not part of any deal.
Would not benefit player
Loaning the player back to Motherwell for a season would not benefit Turnbull when it comes to his Celtic future. So good has his form been for the Steelmen that he should be part of the Hoops squad right away.
He scored 16 goals last season, that is a number of goals that a Celtic midfielder would be proud of. The signing of Turnbull will allow the Hoops to rest the likes of Callum McGregor, who had a very long season.
See player as vital to team
If the Hoops are spending so much money on a player who is still at the start of his career, they must see big things in him.
Therefore, it would not be a shock to see Turnbull start the Champions league qualifiers in July. As a result, there should be no loan back agreement in any potential transfer.