Turnbull was set to join Celtic from Scottish Premiership rivals Motherwell this summer for £3.25 million, but it did not go through after it emerged during the medical that the midfielder needs "immediate preventative" knee surgery, as reported by BBC Sport.
Motherwell CEO Burrows believes that the 19-year-old midfielder will bounce back from his disappointment, and has praised the Celtic medical staff for looking after the Scotland Under-21 international.
lad from a great family & he'll bounce back and get his big move in time. It's not the end, just a little delayed. Also a note of thanks to the CFC medical staff, Tim Williamson in particular, who looked after David with great care & sensitivity during that part of the process.— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) June 28, 2019
No idea, Darren. You'll understand the only thing we're concentrating on is getting the boy back fit and healthy and letting his talent flourish again. As I have said all along, he's destined for the very top. This is but a speed bump for him.— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) June 28, 2019
January transfer to Celtic?
Turnbull is a very good and promising young midfielder who can only get better in the coming years, and perhaps Celtic should try again for the teenager in the January transfer window.
After all, Celtic saw something in Turnbull that they wanted to sign him this month, and the midfielder will not lose his quality or calibre because of injury.
The midfielder would be a good long-term signing for Glasgow giants Celtic.
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