CELTIC have completed the £3million signing of Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull – FOURTEEN months after he saw a switch to Parkhead collapse.

The champions eventually got their man this afternoon with the Scotland Under-21 international arriving from Motherwell on a four-year deal.

Turnbull saw his move to Parkhead fall through after a stringent medical detected a knee problem that required surgery. The player was out until he made his comeback in February before the coronavirus pandemic put football into lockdown the following month.

The 21-year-old, who knocked back newly-promoted Norwich City in the hope of signing for the Hoops last June, told the Celtic website: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here, especially after what happened last year, and I’m ready to hit the ground running.

“I feel I’ve started well this season and I want to carry that on with Celtic.

“It’s great to join the biggest club in Scotland and I want to help us win more silverware in what I know is an important season for Celtic.”

Turnbull came through the ranks at Fir Park, making his debut in February 2018. He has since gone on to make 41 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals, the most recent coming in a 2-2 draw against Livingston earlier this month.

His former Fir Park outfit are visitors to Parkhead on Premiership business on Sunday.

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