On a day where Celtic expected to unveil David Turnbull as their first summer signing it appears like the club and player have reached and impasse.

The club have reacted to the reports late this afternoon that contrary reports this morning the player hadn’t put pen to paper on a Celtic deal and his representatives have rejected what Celtic call a very good offer.

Turnbull remains a Motherwell player and Celtic have taken the deal off the table BUT they will not be making any changes to the deal and it’s take it or leave it for the 19-year-old.

Neil Lennon was hoping to have Turnbull in for Monday’s training sessions at Lennoxtown but it now seems as if the player will not be heading to Celtic Park unless a major climb down from either party happens.

People will draw parallels between this and the John McGinn deal of last season but it’s night and day from the perspective Celtic put up the money and have made the player a lucrative offer that he has decided to turn down in the hope of a better deal down south.


  1. So why was the deal announced. Celtic appear to be finding it difficult to shake off their amateur past. This is asign. I have no confidence in getting 9 never mind 10 in a row because the Tories running the show appear unwilling to do things like a big club. It is time some of them moved on. Their time is up. He is not worth 3 million but if Celtic want to appease the already angry support they need to double the money and sign a first team ready player. Only Celtic could be 8 ina row Champions yet look as if they are in trouble. Don’t remember them putting themselves under so much pressure when they were on top. Pathetic.


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