If the circumstances dictate, would Celtic resurrect Turnbull deal?

By John Reid

July 31, 2019

It is no secret that Celtic were keen to sign Motherwell’s David Turnbull this summer. The deal may have been a protracted one, but it looked like he was going to sign for the Hoops for £3.25 million.

However, a knee injury put a sudden end to the transfer, and after having an operation the player could be out of action until January.

Manager confident that player will recover

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Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson recently told the Daily Record thinks the player could get back to his best eventually.

It should be remembered that the player was keen to join Celtic, he turned down the chance to move to Premier League side Norwich to join the Hoops.

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Therefore, should Turnbull recover from his injury, would Celtic resurrect their interest in the player? It would not be a complete shock if they did.

Celtic had big plans for the player

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The fact that Celtic were willing to pay so much money for a player at the start of his career showed that they believed in the player’s ability.

If he recovers well from his injury, the Hoops may well return for the player in January. That could depend on the rest of the summer transfer window though.

Should Celtic land another midfielder, they may not move for Turnbull again. However, should no player be signed in that position, the Hoops might well aim to get a deal done.

It looks like only time will tell in the matter. But it would not be surprising to see the Hoops eventually try to sign Turnbull again.