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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.

“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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