Celtic did not sign John McGinn before he left Hibernian for Aston Villa in the summer of 2018.
Chris Sutton has suggested in The Daily Record that Celtic will not be making a mistake like they had done regarding Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn if they do not sign David Turnbull from Motherwell.
It has been reported that Motherwell are looking for £3 million as transfer fees for the 19-year-old midfielder.
Turnbull is one of the best and most promising young midfielders in Scotland, and, according to to BBC Sport, the 19-year-old scored 15 goals and provided five assists in the Scottish Premiership for Motherwell this season.
Former Celtic midfielder Sutton has given his take on speculation regarding Turnbull and the Hoops, and he does not believe that the Scotland Under-21 international will get into Neil Lennon’s starting lineup.
Sutton has also suggested that Celtic would not be making the same mistake they did last summer when they did not sign McGinn from Hibernian.
The Hoops wanted to sign the Scotland international midfielder from Hberbian in the summer of 2018 before he went to Aston Villa, but they were not willing to pay the £3m transfer fee that was needed, as reported by The Daily Record.
Sutton wrote in The Daily Record: “The big comparison with Turnbull is obviously John McGinn. This time last season Celtic stalled on shelling out £2.75 million to Hibs and the player was eventually sold to Aston Villa. The Celtic supporters are urging the club not to make the same mistake with regards to Turnbull.
“But the situation with McGinn was totally different in the sense that he was much further ahead of Turnbull in terms of his development and he was also a Scotland internationalist. McGinn has done it over a longer period of time.
“I am not being disrespectful to Turnbull or Motherwell but Celtic cannot afford to carry somebody this season and give them time to bed in.”
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