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Sutton Delivers Warning To Celtic Over Pursuit Of £3m Rated Midfielder

Former Celtic Striker Chris Sutton

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton doesn’t think a bid for Motherwell’s David Turnbull would suit either party at the moment.

Reports have circulated that the Hoops will look to make an offer for the £3m rated midfielder this summer.

However, Sutton believes Turnbull isn’t good enough currently to establish himself as a first-team regular at Parkhead and that his development would be best served by remaining at Motherwell:

“It is a difficult decision for both Celtic and Turnbull. Unless players make way then there is no room to accommodate Turnbull at Celtic. The teenager needs to play regular first-team football and capitalise on the magnificent season that he has just had.”

If there are departures in the midfield, however, there could be space in the Bhoys’ squad for the 19-year-old.

After a disappointing season, Olivier Ntcham has been linked with a move away from the Scottish champions, with Marseille said to be lining up a bid for the Frenchman.

The 23-year-old’s exit could open the door for Turnbull to make his move to Celtic Park. An alternative would be to sign the teenager before sending him back on loan, that way the Hoops secure the player’s services whilst allowing him to play regularly.