Padraig Whelan

Celtic agree deal to sign David Turnbull

Motherwell have given Celtic permission to speak to David Turnbull after the club’s agreed on a fee for the star youngster.

That was confirmed by the Well on Wednesday evening, with the club acknowledging that it will be the largest fee they have ever received from a sale.

According to Sky Sports Scotland, the amount that the Scottish champions will pay is £3m plus add ons.

The Hoops had previous approaches for the midfielder rebuffed in recent weeks, while Brighton and Barnsley also had approaches rejected.

“We have rejected several seven-figure offers for David in recent weeks, with clubs the length and breadth of the UK speaking to us about him,” a club spokesman stated, via their website.

“We have continued to stand by what we believe is a fair value for David. In light of the negotiating stance we have adopted, the money we stand to receive will be transformational for us.”

Turnbull netted 15 times in 28 Scottish Premiership starts last season from midfield.

The amount paid for his services exceeds Motherwell’s previous record, which also came from Celtic when they signed Phil O’Donnell in 1994.