Celtic close in on Motherwell playmaker David Turnbull

Celtic is close to signing Motherwell playmaker David Turnbull as the player has agreed personal terms with the West Yorkshire side, according to a Football Insider report.

The Bhoys came on the verge of signing the player last summer before he was found to have a knee problem requiring an operation, and hence the move failed at the eleventh hour.

The young talent came back to the first-team action in February and made two appearances for the Dossers before the entire season was concluded prematurely because of the pandemic.

The 21-year-old has been featured in all five league matches of the new campaign for the Scottish side, with one goal to his name too.

In the 2018-19 season, the amazing player netted 15 goals and was awarded the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year.

He can boast of making two appearances for Scotland U21s, while he has also been featured for the country’s U20, U19, and U16 levels.

Celtic have been watching the Scottish player since they pulled the plug on his move last summer after they found about his knee problem.

The 21-year-old has made a brilliant start this campaign which seems to have convinced the club that he has made a full recovery from knee surgery.

Neil Lennon considers the player as a replacement for Tom Rogic, who is close to leaving Celtic Park this summer and wants to develop him into a potential star of the Scottish Premiership.

The player signed a 12-month extension to his contract with the Steelmen, however, that will not prevent him to move to Glasgow this summer.

If the move becomes successful, then he will become the third player to arrive at Celtic Park after Albian Ajeti (from West Ham) and Vasilis Barkas (from AEK Athens).

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