DAVID TURNBULL will finally sign for Celtic in a £3million deal THIS week.

That’s the confident forecast, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

The talented Scotland Under-21 international midfielder looked as though he had sealed a move from Motherwell in June last year only for the switch to collapse when a knee problem was diagnosed during his medical.

However, Hoops gaffer Neil Lennon didn’t drop his interest in the powerhouse and the champions have scouted him twice since the start of this season.

Recruitment chief Nick Hammond and No .3 Gavin Strachan have both watched Turnbull in action and the reports have been encouraging.

The player was forced to undergo surgery last year and only made his comeback in February just before football went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Turnbull, who turned in a Man-of-the-Match performance despite the Fir Parkers’ 1-0 loss against Hamilton Accies at the weekend, is now attracting attention from across the border.

Norwich City wanted him last term, but the youngster knocked back the-then Premier League outfit as he admitted Parkhead was his preferred destination.

According to the media report, he will get his wish and put pen to paper on a four-year deal within the next few days.

Scotland’s title kings are already getting a replacement into the squad for Australian international Tom Rogic who is on the brink of a £4m move to a club in Qatar, as CQN reported last week.

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