DAVID TURNBULL has emerged as a shock transfer target for Championsip side Cardiff City.
The Welsh outfit have contacted Celtic and it has been reported that talks are ongoing, according to Sky Sports.
The champions could look to offload the Scotland international midfielder on a permanent move rather than allow him to leave on loan.
A temporary switch would effectively end his career at Parkhead with his contract due to expire in the summer when he will be able to walk for free.
WALLOP…David Turnbull lashes in a long-range strike for the opening goal in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Ross County in Dingwall in November.
Turnbull, who was a £2.75million signing by Neil Lennon from Motherwell in the summer of 2020, kicked off the new crusade in the first team and scored a double in the opening-day Premiership victory over Ross County on August 5.
The stylish playmaker has claimed seven strikes in this campaign, but has been unable to hold down a first-team spot with on-loan Portuguese signing Paulo Bernardo moving ahead of him in the pecking order.
Turnbull, 24, has made 19 appearances in all competitions this season, but a reasonable offer could see him leave the club.
Nat Phillips, who failed to impress in his eight outings during his temporary switch to the Hoops before being recalled by Liverpool, also looks to be heading for Cardiff.
The central defender had been linked with Blackburn Rovers, but it appears that move has been hijacked.