Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce is hoping to capitalise, after talks between Celtic and Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull broke down with both sides unable to agree personal terms after both clubs had agreed a fee, leaving the field clear for the Owls to potentially hijack the deal, according to the Scottish Sun.
Turnbull, 19, has had a fine season at Fir Park, with 15 goals and four assists in 30 league appearances form that led Celtic boss Neil Lennon to make a £3million bid for the player, targeting him as his first signing of the summer.
With this new update in mind, would Turnbull be a good addition at Hillsborough?
“This would be a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday.
“Turnbull has hit the ground running in Scotland, and both his record this season and the accolades he has received suggest that he has a big future in the game.
“Holding off Celtic for his signature could be seen as something of a coup, and would provide an additional goalscoring threat from midfield.”
“He could be a real find from Steve Bruce.
“Turnbull only broke though this season but he was one of the most impressive players in Scotland outside the big two clubs. His stats for a midfielder were very impressive, scoring 16 goals in 34 games.
“He clearly knows where the goal is, and he should be effective in the Championship. He’s only 19 too, so if Bruce can improve other aspects of his game then he could be a key player for Wednesday.”
“15 goals in 30 matches is no mean feat, the SPFL brings a host of challenges and he showed he’s up to them.
“He’s primed for a move to England and when you look at John McGinn last season you can see what impact he might have.
“There is a risk, for every McGinn there’s a Jason Cummings, but in Turnbull I think they’re safe.
“It looks like wise business.”
“This could be a great signing for Sheffield Wednesday.
“Steve Bruce will be looking to put his own stamp on the Owls’ squad this summer and Turnbull would be a fantastic addition to his midfield.
“He was outstanding for Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership last season and should be able to make an immediate impact in the Championship.
“He’s a very talented player and he’s still only 19, so there’s plenty of time for him to improve.”
“He’s a player with real quality,
“Turnbull really impressed me last season for Motherwell, and if that’s anything to go by, then he’s a star for the future.
“He’s got an eye for goal and can unlock opposition defences with ease, so it would be a great signing for Steve Bruce’s side.
“They face a lot of competition to sign him, but regular first-team opportunities could tempt him to Hillsborough.”