DAVID TURNBULL completed his deadline day move to Cardiff City in a deal worth in the region of £2million to Celtic.

Mikey Johnston also sealed his loan switch to West Brom in a bid to get some much-needed game-time.

The pair joined Marco Tilio in leaving the champions in this window with the Australian international winger returning on a temporary deal to Melbourne City.

Turnbull, who cost £2.75million when Neil Lennon bought him from Motherwell in the summer of 2020, was coming out of contract in June and could have walk for free.

HAPPY DAZE…David Turnbull celebrates one of his seven Celtic goals this season in the 3-0 win over Ross County in Dingwall.

However, the 24-year-old Scotland international midfielder was lured to the Welsh club on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Turnbull told the Cardiff website: “I’m delighted, I’m buzzing to be here. It’s been a long day or two, but I’m really glad to get it over the line and can’t wait to get started.
“When I heard of the interest, I was very keen. It’s a huge club. I’ve watched them in past and want to be a part of it now and kick on.

“It’s a great city and when I arrived at the stadium, it was nice to see it. It’s brilliant and I’m really looking forward to it.”

A Celtic statement read: “We can confirm that David Turnbull has left the club to sign for Cardiff City on a permanent transfer. Best of luck and thank you for your contribution to Celtic, David!”

READY TO GO…Mikey Johnston is hoping to get off to a fast start at West Brom.
Republic of Ireland international Johnston, who spent last season with Portuguese top-flight outfit Victoria Guimaraes, agreed a switch to The Hawthorns club as the deadline loomed.
The winger, who scored a double in the 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park on Boxing Day for his first goals for the Hoops in over four years, told the Daily Record: “I want to hit the ground running and make an impact right away.
“I think the deal has been rumbling on since the start of the window, so I’m just happy to get it over the line.
“Right from the start, the gaffer Carlos Corberan was on to me to get me in. He was telling me all about the way he likes to play and bits about the club.

“I was really keen as soon as I spoke to him. He’s impressive. You know exactly what he needs from you and it’s exactly the type of manager I like to work under.”

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