CELTIC’S pursuit of David Turnbull looks to have hit a wall with reports claiming there is too big a gulf in the valuation of the player between the two clubs.
Neil Lennon is said to be keen on the young midfielder but Celtic, at this point, aren’t willing to pay the amount set out by Motherwell in order for it to happen. It’s not about penny-pinching, it’s about assessing the value of the player at this current time and making an educated decision.
Celtic have more pressure on them to get a deal done for Turnbull because they missed out on John McGinn but they shouldn’t fall into that trap. The club ended up paying more for Jack Hendry than they wanted after the fans demanded we go get a deal done and that hasn’t worked out at all.
Midfielder David Turnbull is of interest but there is a gulf in their valuation and Motherwell’s £3m asking price.
English clubs Bournemouth have also asked to be kept in the loop while Bristol City have enquired about a potential fee.
Celtic are due back at Lennoxtown on Monday but with Neil Lennon being in charge since February he should already know who he wants to keep and who he wants to go leaving spaces in the squad for new players to join. Will Turnbull be one of them.