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Steve Bruce reportedly a huge admirer of midfielder with ‘terrific ability’, Celtic interested

According to The Daily Record, Newcastle United and Celtic are interested in David Turnbull, but the situation regarding moves from either club is complicated.

It has been reported that Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is a ‘huge admirer’ of the 20-year-old midfielder.

However, according to the report, there is uncertainty over the position of Bruce at the Magpies due to the proposed takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), and transfer plans are on hold at the moment.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is interested in the 20-year-old midfielder as well, but he is not in a rush to make a bid and would rather monitor the Scotland Under-21 international’s form when the new season starts next month, according to the report.

The Daily Record has claimed that Turnbull’s move from Motherwell to Celtic for £3 million in the summer of 2019 fell through due to a knee problem discovered during a medical, adding that Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill is considering making a move for the youngster this summer.

Huge praise

Turnbull is a very highly rated young midfielder who has a bright future ahead of him.

Stuart McCall is a former Motherwell manager, and he spoke highly of the youngster in February 2020.

McCall told The Daily Record about the Motherwell midfielder in February 2020: “He’s got terrific ability and I think he’s got the right mindset.

“He’s a real switched on kid and, from Motherwell’s point of view, they’ll want to try and keep him.”

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