[Link] David Turnbull

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Officer Doofy, May 31, 2019.

Discuss David Turnbull in the Transfer Rumours area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. davidhannah

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2014
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    309
    3 million quid, is huge. Would almost regenerate the entire town of Motherwell, never mind their team! Well done Motherwell for bringing him through!
     
    Crilly and Gully Sands like this.
  2. Bertie Cauld

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    776
    Fav Celtic Player:
    King of Kings
    Celtic should always snap up the best young players in the country. If we didn't pay the money someone else would have. Hope it gets over the line today.
     
  3. saltire78

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    236
    Some people bitched about Broony being worth the money too... fact is, if the potential is there, some times you just need to roll the dice. I see a decent player, with great potential. Maybe he'll sink, maybe he'll swim, maybe he'll tell us to * off and go elsewhere... only time will tell
     
    clonbhoy likes this.
  4. Dazzler86

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2018
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    137
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Larsson
    Happy with this signing. I think he will play similar role as christie and get into the box as much as possible. When Christie has been out the team through injuries, that's when we have looked very stale and short of ideas. Turnbull will give us the same energy in the middle of the park that rogic and ntcham don't give us. Fingers crossed this signing is the start of things to come in the window. Positive that we are spending 3m on a youngster nevermind a guaranteed starter. Now for some investment at cb and rb and possibly a back up for KT and we should be relatively happy. Sell ntcham to cover the majority of our purchases
     
  5. Valhalla Manna, Beloved Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    12,344
    Likes Received:
    8,955
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Broony
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Celtic Symphony
    McGregor
    Turnbull Christie
    Should give us loads of energy, goals and creativity in that midfield. Be interesting to see if we’re still interested in Harper, Aribo and Connell considering we’ve got the likes of Henderson ready to step up.
     
    Bertie Cauld, mickcfc91 and shaunm like this.
  6. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    117,227
    Likes Received:
    41,767
    NEIL LENNON stepped out to watch Hibs’ Under-20s — and couldn’t take his eyes off Motherwell’s No 8.

    It was the final day of the 2018 season and the Easter Road side had already wrapped up the development league title.


    Lennon wanted to take a look at the youngsters who might break through into his team.

    But the kid pulling the strings in the middle of the park for Well left the biggest impression.


    Fast forward nine months and that same No 8 was scoring Well’s winner in Lennon’s final game as Hibs gaffer.

    It’s no surprise the Northern Irishman now wants David Turnbull in his Celtssquad.

    Stephen Craigan was boss of the Fir Park kids that day and remembers how Lennon was quick to single Turnbull out.

    Craigan said: “We actually had half a team that day but David Turnbull played. I remember speaking to Lenny after the game. He said: ‘I like your No 8’.


    I said David was close to the first team and he talked about how he could deal with the ball. It was just a conversation.

    “Neil’s last game as Hibs manager was against Motherwell at Fir Park and who scored the winner? The same No8. You wonder if that started to build in Lenny’s head.


    He has seen David’s progression. It maybe stuck in his mind he wasn’t bad. You wouldn’t think he’s pushing to sign him on the basis of that game a year ago — but it plants the seed.

    “You always tell young players you never know who’s watching or who is interested.


    You could see Turnbull rolling his eyes as if to say it wouldn’t be him, because he wanted to play in Motherwell’s first team back then.

    “It just shows you if you perform at the right moment somewhere along the line it might come back.

    “If Turnbull ends up going to Celtic then maybe it will have been a deal that was done a long while ago — in Lenny’s mind anyway!”


    Celtic agreed a record fee with Well for Young Player of the Year Turnbull, 19.

    He quickly became a standout after breaking into Well’s first team last October and finished an outstanding campaign with 15 goals from midfield.

    Craigan added: “From the first day I walked into Motherwell and watched him train I thought David had something different. He’s got hammer feet.

    A midfielder getting 15 goals is a phenomenal return. David just wants to score goals.

    “The minute he sees the net he thinks he’s shooting. His accuracy with both feet is terrific. His composure on the ball is superb too.

    “When I was at Motherwell, a couple of senior players said it was great because they could give him the ball and he wouldn’t give it back. They could pass it and relax.
     
  7. Moore Moorsum1888 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Dalkeith
    Fav Celtic Player:
    James Forrest
    Fav Celtic Song:
    JCGE & Grace
    3 Million! Worth the risk in my eyes. Lets get this sealed today, no hanging about on it!
     
  8. Twisty I'm a good clown Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    23,275
    Likes Received:
    5,638
    £3m for a nuclear bomb sounds cheap
     
    Bayern Bru, oh bhoy, Xatraps and 8 others like this.
  9. honda

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,228
    Likes Received:
    3,500
    :56: bargain.
     
  10. celtic warrior

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    8,305
    Likes Received:
    1,982
    Nice to see we've at least seemingly, not wasted time signing a young exciting Scottish prospect.
     
  11. LectersLuncheon

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    3,111
    Location:
    wouldnt you like to know
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Henke
    Fav Celtic Song:
    all of them
    :lenny2:
     
    Crilly likes this.
  12. Hope N Ur Heart

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    371
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Jimmy Johnstone followed closely by Henrik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Them all!!
    Didn't know much about the lad, but watched some of his highlights. He is two footed,gets into good positions and can put the chances away..Happy with him and the way Celtic have dealt with the transfer.
    Hope it gets settled and announced asap and we can move onto our next target/s :champ:
     
  13. shaunm

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2014
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    218
    Really like the look of that midfield,McGregors best position imo.
     
  14. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    59,028
    Likes Received:
    17,085
    Excited by this guy based on nothing more than what people are saying about him and a highlight clip of his goals last season.

    Looks 2 footed, composed and a finisher.
     
    Crilly likes this.
  15. ILoveTheCeltic

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    50,231
    Likes Received:
    5,605
    Location:
    Republic of Glesga
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Kieran Tierney

    Starters: Brown, McGregor, Christie, Rogic
    Back-up: Turnbull, Henderson, Harper, Bitton

    Eboue out on loan and Ntcham sold. Ntcham just doesnt fit into our style, doesnt complement Brown, McGregor or Christie and can't defend so isn't an option for when Brown is out.

    I don't know about Harper but it seems he is a defensive midfielder and we need one, so i'd rather him than Aribo - I only seen Aribo once against Sunderland but he looked to me like a Sissoko of Spurs style player big runner who carried the ball forward a lot - don't think he'd fit our style either as we need more technical guys to get forward as we're mostly up against walls of defence and clumsier players don't do too well for us.
     
    callumrae1967 likes this.
  16. stew37

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    598
    Wish they'd hurry up and get it done.
     
  17. rickyroma25

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    468
    Gully Sands and Vertie like this.
  18. shaunbhoy67

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    301
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Rogic
  19. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    Location:
    Ealing, in Lahhhhhhndan
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Griff
    The bid was only accepted last night. At least a day of discussion about pay.
     
  20. callumrae1967

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,357
    Likes Received:
    304
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Kayal
    Fav Celtic Song:
    YNWA
    Worth the risk.

    He looks like an Armstrong type, still developing physically and he’s already a big lad. Not many players score that many from midfield so he was always going to cost some serious money. Potentially miles better than McGinn imo.