Motherwell midfielder, David Turnbull has extended his contract with the Lanarkshire club in a deal that sees him extend his stay until 2022 as reported by the BBC Sport website.
Turnbull was infamously pictured with Neil Lennon last summer after Celtic won the race to secure the talented youngster’s signature, beating off Premier League side Norwich City in the process.
A fee of around £3.25million had been agreed making him the Steelmen’s highest ever transfer fee in either direction and it looked as though Turnbull would provide an added goal threat from midfield in the famous green and white hoops.
The phrase “subject to a medical” is banded about whenever players and clubs agree deals and more often than not they are nothing more than procedure, especially for a fit, young player with no history of injury.
However, Turnbull’s medical revealed a knee condition that left him with a decision to make, he could play for ten years without any problems or he could breakdown in his next game, so, he decided that immediate surgery was the best option to rectify the time-bomb ticking away.
There had been rumours of Celtic trying to agree another deal for the player whilst he was injured with an option to buy based on his recovery but all attempts were futile as the player returned to Motherwell to start his rehabilitation.
Should Celtic go back in for Turnbull in the summer?
Turnbull has only just returned to competitive action with Stephen Robinson claiming a first start is still some weeks away, Celtic and Lennon will be keeping an eye on his performances to see if he can regain the form that saw him score 16 goals and have 7 assists in his debut season, earning him rave reviews in the process, if he does, he could yet again find himself sat next to the gaffer in the trophy room.