Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows says interested clubs must pay a significant fee if they want midfielder David Turnbull.
The 19-year-old is reportedly the subject of interest from Celtic who are said to be looking to make a £1.2m offer for the player.
However, Burrows tweeted that any club must exceed the £1.7m that they sold Phil O’Donnell for in 1994:
Getting some questions re David Turnbull, given today’s newspaper report. I try not to reply to speculation (for obvious reasons), but to reiterate what I’ve already gone on public record as saying. We will only consider offers of significantly more than our record fee received.
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) 31 May 2019
Celtic fans on Twitter are calling on the club to match Motherwell’s asking price, rather than risk losing out on him to another club:
McGinn all over again. For once I wish we’d pay the going rate and seal the deal with no drama.
— Nikki. (@championees) 31 May 2019
Stephen McGowan daily mail he seems to have some knowledge of our targets. Just pay the money start this summer of positively
— thomas kelly (@tamkelly1980) 31 May 2019
Tbf shouldn’t be too hard if we really want him
— TM☘️ (@Thomas2090777m) 31 May 2019
Summer transfer shambles all over again shocking low bids
— GaryLivingstone (@livingstone384) 31 May 2019
Haven’t seen a lot of Turnbull, if he’s better than the midfielders we’ve got ok go for him
— Stamperland Rebel (@nitshillrhebel) 31 May 2019
Lawwell is out of goodwill with most fans. You can see tolerance is really low right now.
— Steve L ⭐️ (@exiledintexas) 31 May 2019
Buy him and loan him back to Motherwell for next season.
— James (@JamesC30) 1 June 2019
Will probs buy but won’t be fit that’s how we do it
— charles malarkey (@CharlesMalarkey) 1 June 2019
Turnbull has certainly had a very good season, having scored 15 goals and contributed seven assists in 30 league games.
The teenager generally plays in central midfield but can also play in a more advanced role or from the left-hand side of the pitch.
Turnbull has recently been capped for Scotland’s Under 21s, playing in both friendlies against Sweden and Mexico back in March.