Norwich City have had a £3.25m bid for Motherwell midfield David Turnbull accepted, according to various reports.
The Canaries now appear to be in pole position to capture the 19-year-old’s signature with Celtic having pulled out of the race.
Talks about a switch to Celtic Park were taking place as late as yesterday, but a decision was made by the club to end negotiations, with Turnbull expected to travel to Norfolk today in order in order to discuss terms with Norwich.
Fans are frustrated with the latest setback in the transfer market, but they now want the club to focus on strengthening other areas of the pitch where there are more pressing priorities:
Lawwell really needs to pull his finger out. Terrible preseason so far.
— Paul J. Laverty (@pauljlaverty) June 19, 2019
But they won’t. Not sure why there’s an apparent fear in splashing the cash
— 🏴 Gun saoradh Alba 🍀 (@bunglewheat) June 19, 2019
You are correct to praise Lawwell, no way we should pay crazy wages to a guy who has played one season of Scottish football.
— Paul McGuire (@paulconmcguire) June 18, 2019
Well the boy only seems interested in money not actually winning anything so good luck to him.
— 🏴🍀LupinBhoy🍀🏴 (@BhoyLupin) June 18, 2019
If he joins he’s a mug. More chances at celtic than Norwich. Good luck to him tho.
— Conor Cunningham (@CON7_O) June 18, 2019
Oh well that will be why he didn’t sign for Celtic. They obviously got a whiff of the Norwich interest, more money and premiership can’t argue with that. Hope he’s not just went for the money and has a realistic chance of game time for a team that will be relegation candidates
— chris (@celt80) June 18, 2019
I know it’s a fundamental part of Celtic, buy young talent then move them on for profit. I think we need solid defenders of good quality for the next two seasons and we have the fire power to score plenty already. Plan for getting 10 in a row. Success in Europe is tough ask now.
— 🍀Gerry Byrne🍀 (@byrne_gerard) June 19, 2019
All fans are craving a degree of traction on the transfer front. The window doesn’t come as a surprise. We should be seeing more concrete movement by now
— Gazzarinho (@gazzarinho1) June 19, 2019
Cue the purchase of midfield and wingers. It’s like Christmas time . Same movie every year.
— steven mccourt (@ether_67) June 19, 2019
Celtic had offered a four-year contract to Turnbull but the player’s agent has always insisted that he could earn more down south. Following the Hoops’ ultimatum, neither side were seemingly willing to compromise on the deal.
The most disappointing thing for supporters, though, is the lack of movement in general in the transfer market, with two weeks before the deadline to register players for the first leg of the Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo.