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Celtic must secure a new deal for David Turnbull

Celtic brought an end to their title-winning 2021/22 Premiership season with a comfortable 6-0 win over Motherwell in front of their celebrating home supporters.

This cemented the Parkhead club’s status as Scotland’s top dogs once again and left Ange Postecoglou’s side with the best attacking record in the top flight.

With 38 games played, the Hoops scored 92 goals in total, 12 more than their Glasgow arch-rivals in second place and 14 more than they managed last season.

One man who has played a significant part in Celtic’s impressive attacking force this season is midfielder David Turnbull.

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Having appeared in 25 league games, the 22-year-old scored six goals and provided five assists along the way.

The fact that he missed a significant chunk of the season with a hamstring injury suggests that he could have racked up even more goal contributions had he been fit enough to play for the entire campaign.

To further highlight his attacking prowess, he ended the season with a higher average for shots (3.2) and key passes (3.6) per game than any other player currently in the Celtic squad. Among Postecoglou’s squad, he also has the second-highest number of crosses (147) to his name in the Premiership this season behind Jota (229).

In a recent report from Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph, the Hoops reportedly want to tie down the midfield maestro to a new deal at some point during the new season, even though his current contract isn’t set to expire until 2024.

Should Celtic offer David Turnbull a new deal?

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Celtic must secure new Turnbull deal

Taking into account what he’s done for Celtic on the pitch in this campaign, it’s easy to see why.

Signed from Motherwell in 2020 for a fee of £3m, Turnbull has been hailed by Postecoglou as a player who “has all the ingredients” to succeed at Parkhead, highlighting just how much the 56-year-old admires the midfield star. Also, when discounting those who left in August, the Scotland international is the highest-rated Celtic player for the current campaign according to WhoScored.

With all that in mind and still fairly young at 22, tying him down to a long-term contract at Celtic Park would be a very wise investment by the club.

Looking ahead to next season, if the midfielder can stay fit and firing, he should certainly give his team a great chance of winning more silverware across their domestic and European competitions.

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