If any team wants to sign Motherwell starlet David Turnbull this summer, they are going to have to pay big money.

The Herald is reporting that the Steelmen are seeking £3 million for the player, which would be a record for the Fir Park club.

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Applauded by most of Scottish football

That means that Celtic or any club that is interested in the player will need to spend big money. The stance taken by Motherwell is one that should be applauded by most of the clubs in Scottish football.

Not only should they applaud it, but they should emulate it. Teams in Scotland should start to demand big money for their players.

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It is not right to compare players who play in Scotland and England. However, if a player came through the ranks in the Premier League and in his first season and scored 15 goals from midfield, teams would be preparing eight figure bids.

Aberdeen have a similar approach

Therefore, Motherwell are right to demand big money for their star player. Aberdeen have adopted a similar approach with Scott McKenna.

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The Dons reportedly turned a bid of under £5 million from Stoke for the player in January. That tactic has worked so far, and he is still at Pittodrie.

When he does leave the club, it will no doubt be for a huge fee, a club record.

This could be a new trend in Scottish football of clubs demanding big money for their players. Long may it continue.



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