David Turnbull’s move towards Celtic appears to be gathering pace with the midfielder left out of Motherwell’s plans for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Glentoran.
Neil Lennon has confirmed that talks have re-opened after a medical scuppered a £3m deal a year ago.
Turnbull tuned in a Man of the Match performance for Motherwell against Hamilton but has been left out of Stephen Robinson’s plans for Thursday night.
Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson says David Turnbull did not train today ahead of Europa League tie tomorrow and says he is unsure if he will be in the squad for the game against Glentoran
— Ronnie Charters (@STVRonnie) August 26, 2020
The awkward situation for both clubs comes on Sunday when Motherwell visit Celtic Park. If the transfer is completed Motherwell are likely to insist on Turnbull being left out of Sunday’s match between the two clubs.
Negotiations between two clubs 15 miles apart shouldn’t be too complicated after last year’s dry run, with Celtic’s large squad there is the prospect that one or two of their younger players could go on loan to Motherwell as part of the package.