Celtic manager Neil Lennon is still interested in Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull, The Daily Record reports this week.
Turnbull came close to joining the club in the summer of 2019, even undergoing a medical and visiting the club’s training ground at Lennoxtown.
However, a knee problem was uncovered that required surgery.
The player remained at the Steelmen to recover and only made it back to action just prior to the curtailment of the Scottish Premiership season.
Having signed a new contract at Fir Park, he remains a subject of transfer interest for multiple clubs.
The Daily Record believes that Stoke City are considering an early summer bid for the midfielder, with ‘Well being made aware of Michael O’Neill’s interest.
Lennon is said to still be keen on the 20-year-old talent too but is prepared to be far more patient before making his mind up on an official move.
It’s reported that the Hoops boss is eager to see how he’s playing at the start of the new campaign, with the transfer window likely to be extended to October.
In the time since Turnbull’s move fell through, Celtic have signed Ismaila Soro and handed a debut to Scott Robertson, so how much room there is for Turnbull is up for debate.
Lennon stated today he is delighted with the progress Soro is making.
Turnbull did show he has a bright future during the 2018/19 season but is he still capable of reaching those heights after his injury?
That’s worth keeping an eye on next month but there is absolutely no rush on a decision to return for the Scotland U21 international.