David Turnbull’s potential move to Celtic has hit a serious snag after The Scottish Sun reported the Motherwell midfielder is asking for close to £20,000-a-week to make the switch to Celtic Park – and that has lead to a major u-turn on the starlet’s potential arrival amongst the club’s supporters.
The Hoops publicly agreed a record-breaking deal with Motherwell last week to open negotiations with the player, but it seems that the midfielder and his agents have since decided to play hardball and it remains to be seen whether a compromise can be reached.
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Turnbull is a real talent and lit up the Scottish Premiership last season, but the reported figures now being asked for are not in line with the current wage structure at the Hoops, with The Scottish Sun believing many current stars of the club’s successful ‘treble treble’ team are earning less than that despite having more experience.
Celtic fans were incredibly excited about the idea of Turnbull joining the club’s ranks but it seems many have now gone off the idea due to his demands – some believing it’s a sign he doesn’t have the kind of commitment required to pull on the Hoops.
These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts and it’s safe to say opinions on Turnbull have dramatically changed…
Turnbull wanted £20k a week?!? Are you having a laugh? Dearie me. I’d rather give our best players a pay rise. Thank u, next.
— Lainey__Donne 🏴⚽️ (@Lainey__D) June 14, 2019
If its true that Turnbull was after £20k a week then celtic should pull the plug. Imagine this young lad who's hardly played more than 30 senior games sitting in the dressing room with guys like Christie, Ajer etc and getting paid far more than them. Just can't happen.
— Wolfe Of Parkhead 🍀🏴 (@ParkheadWolfe) June 15, 2019
We paid big money per week for Moussa Dembele who was young but, he was signing on a free, he had really big clubs ready to sign him, had a great season in the English Championship and he was Moussa Dembele.
£20k a week is way too much for a player of Turnbull's experience.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) June 14, 2019
I’d bin this pursuit of turnbull right now, if the rumours of £20k a week are correct I’d chase him the now. It sounds like his heart isn’t in it and you need a big heart to play for our club. ‘The Celtic shirt doesn’t shrink to fit inferior players’
— Tictop67 (@toptim77) June 15, 2019
If it’s true what’s being reported turnbull wants 20k a week then we’re right to walk away from it. Can’t be paying that for a guy that isn’t guaranteed starting.
— Declan Dunbar (@Declandunbar) June 15, 2019
Memo to David Turnbull….You earn the right to play for Celtic….You don't dictate to Celtic….And anyone who thinks this 19 year old is in a position to DEMAND £20k a week urgently needs to flush their head down the bog….Complete with Flash Liquid 🍀🇮🇪🇮🇪🍀
— McCrory จิมมี่ (@JimmyBhoy22) June 15, 2019
Don’t understand why @CelticFC haven’t just pulled the plug on Turnbull, he’s after 20k a week apparently. Money would be better spent elsewhere than on a greedy youth team player who isn’t half the player McGregor is.
— Paul Newsome (@duke_newsome) June 15, 2019