According to reports up in Scotland, Southampton will need to part company with £3million for speculated Motherwell target David Turnbull.
The 19-year-old young midfielder came through Motherwell’s youth ranks, and he made three appearances for the side in the 2017/18 campaign – with 2018/19 undoubtedly being his breakthrough year as he took to the pitch 34 times, and returned 16 goals according to Soccerbase.
The Scotsman reported this weekend that £3million was the price, but we’d face competition from Scottish giants Celtic and possibly Bristol City for the Scottish Football Writers Association’s Young Player of the Year.
He does have two years left on his existing deal, but the Daily Record have said £2.5million with £500,000 in addon clauses would be enough to tempt their hand into a sale.
That figure comes almost directly from their club Chief Executive Officer who took to Twitter to reiterate that despite the speculation Motherwell wouldn’t sell unless any offer was ‘significantly more’ than their previous record fee which stands at £1.75million.
Getting some questions re David Turnbull, given today’s newspaper report. I try not to reply to speculation (for obvious reasons), but to reiterate what I’ve already gone on public record as saying. We will only consider offers of significantly more than our record fee received.
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) May 31, 2019