Why have Motherwell decided to announce that they have accepted a bid from Celtic for David Turnbull?
Any transfer requires three agreements before it takes place, generally the transfer fee between both clubs is the easy part.
Having gone so public on the offer from Celtic the pressure is now on the buying club to agree personal terms with the player. Turnbull may also be looking for a pay off from Motherwell having generated what is believed to be a £3m profit on a teenager.
Motherwell are very prominent on social media, they like to communicate directly with supporters but for some reason they have decided to go early with this news which is far from completed.
Did they want the credit for breaking the news first rather than wait unill everything was signed and sealed?
Any genuine interest from England now know that there is more than just talk about an offer from Celtic, those clubs will know the asking price.
Turnbull’s agent won’t be doing his job if he isn’t attempting to see what terms are available elsewhere before he goes into negotiate with Celtic.
The case of John McGinn will cast a shadow over this until the deal is completed with the 19-year-old midfielder pictured in a Celtic shirt.
Celtic tend to like their transfer business kept very quiet, word rarely leaks out until a deal is over the line.
Tonight the transfer is one third completed, maybe next time Motherwell will keep things to themselves until there is a signature on the contract and a deposit in their bank account.
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— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) June 12, 2019