Motherwell chief Alan Burrows has claimed that clubs wanting to sign David Turnbull will need to shell out a club record fee and beat the £1.75million made when Phil O’Donnell was sold in 1994.
Turnbull was named Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year, while also picking up five awards Motherwell’s own awards as he capped off a fantastic season for the Steelmen.
The teenager was one of ten players rumoured to be interesting Rangers by Ibrox insider Four Lads Had a Dream earlier in the year, but Burrows is adamant any interested club would need to dig deep for him.
“It would have to be more than that,” Burrows told BBC Scotland.
“If anyone is wanting to David Turnbull, the fee would have to be significant. Not only because of his talent, it’s to do with the contribution to the team.
“It would need to be a figure the club just couldn’t refuse, and that’s not going to be cheap. I would imagine it will set all sorts of records for this football club.”
Turnbull has been a huge success since breaking into the first-team in October, making 30 appearances and scoring 13 times and contributing five assists.
If Well are forced into selling their prized asset, it’s good to see they aren’t prepared to flog him to the first bidder to show an interest.
His form this season has shown there’s a real talent there and when he does eventually leave Motherwell, the Steelmen need to make sure it benefits them in the long-term.