Some Celtic fans are very into the idea of signing David Turnbull this summer
Celtic are actively and currently monitoring the progress of Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull after he came close to joining the club last summer, The Scottish Sun has reported this week.
The paper say that Bhoys coach Gavin Strachan was in attendance to watch the player during Saturday’s match against Hibernian at Easter Road.
Turnbull was also on target for the Steelmen at home to Livingston last week and appears to have put the injury problems that ruined his Celtic switch behind him.
With the news today that Tom Rogic looks to be on his way out of the club for £4m, it would make sense if those resources immediately went towards Turnbull, a midfielder who has plenty of attacking ambition.
That’s not to say Turnbull has the close control skill, experience or all-round quality of Rogic, but over the next half-decade, the 21-year-old could develop into quite the player, perhaps in a similar way to Callum McGregor or Ryan Christie.
As a result, plenty of supporters are in favour of a renewed push to sign him, though he does have some detractors too.
Celtic have the time to continue checking on his performances in the Premiership, with the transfer deadline not until October and Turnbull still having to really prove he is injury-free over an extended period.
These Bhoys fans have taken to Twitter over the last few days to share their thoughts on potentially signing the Scotland U21 international…
Use the Rogic money to sign Duffy (loan fee) and Turnbull 🤞🏻
— Hego 🍀 (@SeanHego_) August 19, 2020
Looked good so far this season.
— Hectorini (@Hectorini9) August 18, 2020
I hope Celtic go in for David Turnbull. Just not at the expense of anyone else
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) August 18, 2020
Turnbull will be a great signing. Ntcham will force a move the next big offer, turnbull can be running our midfield with mcgregor and Christie for the next 10 years. Picks out a pass very well.
— DAP (@dporter2379) August 18, 2020
Turnbull for Rogic sounds good to me.
— Gary Winchester (@hanszargow) August 19, 2020
Rogic out and Turnbull in is decent business. Rogic has been brilliant for us but he’s clearly no going to be involved as much as he used to be, and Turnbull has bags of potential. It’ll be sad to see him go but if it increases the chances of keeping Ntcham, it’s worth it. pic.twitter.com/qY7UuJch5q
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— Sean (@Sean67_) August 19, 2020
If Rogic goes for 4 million, then what is Turnbull “worth”? Football remains in the dark ages as to how players are valued. Given his age, production at age 19, aging and development curves for both, Turnbull is worth WAY more on 4-5 yr deal than Rogic right now.
— jucojames (@jucojames) August 19, 2020