In one of the most memorable and remarkable transfer sagas in Scottish football history, Turnbull’s current club Motherwell confirmed the deal was dead earlier today, after the 19-year-old midfielder’s medical threw up an unforeseen issue, thought to be a problem with his knee.
Last season’s Football Writer’s Young Player of the Year, Turnbull was set to move to Celtic Park for a fee in excess of £3 million, but the Premiership champions now won’t be going through with the transfer, and have claimed Turnbull will be out for ‘a considerable length of time’.
A statement on the official Celtic website read: ‘It is unfortunate that we were not able to proceed with the transfer of David to Celtic, having agreed a significant fee with Motherwell and reaching agreement with the player.
‘It is regrettable that David will be out of action for a considerable length of time and, clearly, these circumstances are totally outwith the club’s control. We did everything we could to find a solution.
‘We would like to thank David and his representatives for the professionalism they have shown throughout. We also thank Motherwell FC for the way they have handled this process.
‘We wish David all the very best with the operation and every success for the future.’
So, finally we have an end to the David Turnbull saga, for now at least.
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