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Turnbull turns down Celtic’s ‘magnificent offer’

Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull has turned down a ‘magnificent offer’ to join Scottish champions Celtic.

Celtic had agreed a £3m deal to sign the highly-rated 19-year-old, who scored 15 league goals last season to be crowned the SFWA Young Player of the Year.

However, the youngster has rejected the terms despite being offered a reported 10 times his current wages, with Turnbull now believed to be seeking a move to England, with Championship side Barnsley having had a £2m bid turned down.

In a statement which sounds like it could have been written by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, the Scottish champions revealed that Turnbull had turned down their ‘fantastic’ and ‘magnificent’ offer.

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“Celtic FC was pleased to agree a record-breaking fee with Motherwell FC for David Turnbull and we have quickly followed this up with a fantastic offer to the player through his agent,” a statement reads.

“Currently, we have been unable to come to an agreement with the player’s agent.

“Celtic FC is content that it has made a magnificent offer and it is now up to the agent and player to decide if the player wants to join Celtic.

“If not, we move on.”

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