Newcastle United are set to miss out on the prospect of signing David Turnbull as the Scottish Sun have reported that Celtic are likely to land the signature of the Motherwell ace.
As per the outlet, the Hoops will complete the signing this week, as Neil Lennon has always retained an interest in the Scotland U21 international.
Celtic have apparently scouted Turnbull twice already this season as the recruitment chief Nick Hammond and number three Gavin Strachan have both watched him in action.
The Magpies as well as a whole host of clubs in the EFL Championship were also eyeing the central midfield player, but it looks as if the Hoops may have won the race for his services.
Celtic is also said to be the preferred choice of Turnbull, and is likely to leave the Well for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £3 million.
Indeed, Turnbull has impressed so far in the 2020/21 campaign in the Scottish Premiership, as the 21-year old has averaged a relatively impressive 3.6 key passes, 3.6 crosses and 3.4 shots per league game, according to WhoScored.
These stats were far higher than what Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey and Sean Longstaff managed to achieve in the middle of the park in the Premier League in the last term (via Whoscored), albeit the difference in quality of their respective domestic leagues.
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Nevertheless, it looks as if the Toon are set to miss out on their transfer target, and will thus have to look elsewhere if they would like to strengthen in the centre of the pitch in the summer window.
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