£13m move for Jullien and Turnbull is statement of intent Celtic fans have been seeking

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell is seen during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic are reportedly looking to spend big on Christopher Jullien and David Turnbull.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell is seen during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic fans have been urging Peter Lawwell to splash the cash on new signings, believing that he's been keeping too firm of a hand on the finances at Parkhead.

Even after selling Moussa Dembele in August, there was no big spending in January, and fans are desperate to see a signal of intent in the transfer market – even though Celtic broke their transfer record on Odsonne Edouard last summer.

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With a major rebuild this summer, fans may now finally see Celtic spend some money, with a double move now believed to be in the pipeline.

 

The Daily Record report that Celtic are willing to spend £10million on Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien, and have agreed a £3million move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull.

Splashing £13million on those players is the sort of news Celtic fans have been hoping for, especially having haggled over a deal for John McGinn last summer – which they ultimately missed out on.

Lawwell may have learned his lesson this time, releasing funds for new boss Neil Lennon to spend on major reinforcements both for now and for the future.

Christopher Jullien of Toulouse during the Ligue 1 match between Toulouse and Marseille at Stadium Municipal on May 18, 2019 in Toulouse, France.

26-year-old defensive giant Jullien will make an instant impact in the Celtic defence, whilst teenage midfielder Turnbull – who scored 16 goals this past season – can be a real talent for years to come.

That's a sensible way to spend the money, and if Celtic can get both signings over the line, fans will surely relax their criticism of Lawwell, having spent the cash to pull away from Rangers once again.

27th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Dundee; David Turnbull of Motherwell celebrates after scoring for 1-1 in the 11th minute

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