David Turnbull has put pen to paper on a new Motherwell contract which will run until 2022.
The academy product properly burst onto the scene last season, scoring 16 goals with 7 assists from 34 matches. It resulted in a lengthy summer transfer saga which had Turnbull weighing up moves to either Celtic or Norwich.
In the end he chose Celtic for what would’ve been a record-breaking Motherwell deal. Unfortunately, preventative knee surgery was required to fix a problem flagged up in medicals and Turnbull has since missed much of this season after his big move collapsed.
He made his return against St Mirren recently and came on as a substitute against Hearts at the weekend during a 1-1 draw. Motherwell currently sit third in the Premiership table, so to have last season’s talisman back in the push for European football is a real boost.
Turnbull is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Well academy in recent times. Having him penned down on a lengthy deal until 2022 is yet another plus point in what has been a terrific season for Motherwell.
In a club statement, Turnbull has expressed his gratitude to the club after penning a new deal: “As soon as I knew I was back, fit and ready to get some game time, I wanted to make sure my contract was sorted.
“I have been here a long time. I feel as if I owe the club and the supporters for the way I have been looked after and treated. I’ve missed most of this season, so this puts us back to pretty much where we were at this stage last year in terms of my deal, giving the club a little more protection as I was coming into the last year of my contract.
“All my focus now is on spending the next few weeks getting up to full fitness, get back to just playing and enjoying playing football for Motherwell.”