DAVID TURNBULL is poised to seal a £2million switch to Championsip side Cardiff City.
The Celtic midfielder is due to come out of contract in the summer and the champions have decided to cash in rather than see the player walk away for free, as CQN reported earlier in the week.
Ex-boss Neil Lennon paid £2.75million for the 24-year-old playmaker from Motherwell in the summer of 2020, but became a bit-part player during Ange Postecoglou’s two-year reign when injuries hinderd his progress.
Turnbull kicked off this campaign in Brendan Rodgers’ first team ahead of Reo Hatate and scored a double in the 4-2 Flag Day victory over Ross County at Parkhead on August 5.
ON THE MOVE…David Turnbull in action against former club Motherwell at Fir Park earlier in the season.
The classy middle-of-the-park performer netted seven in total this campaign and has made 19 appearances in all competitions.
There was no chance of the Scotland international being allowed to leave on a temporary deal and run down his contract at the Championship outfit, so a compromise figure of £2million has been agreed, according to the Daily Mail.
Turnbull is standing by to make his debut at Watford on Saturday.
He will link up again with Hoops loan flop Nat Phillips, who failed to impress in his eight outings after arriving at the club as an emergency central defensive signing from Liverpool in August.
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Cardiff beat off competition from Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers to land the 26-year-old former Bolton star who was signed by Jurgen Klopp is 2018 and has made only 19 outings for the Anfield club while already having loan spells at VfB Stuttgart and Bournemouth.