David Turnbull: Iâ€™m thrilled to join the biggest club in Scotland
CELTIC welcomed David Turnbull on a four-year deal from Motherwell this afternoon (Thursday), and the midfielder canâ€™t wait to get started at the biggest team in the country. Turnbull was, of course, poised to join the club last summer, but a knee operation ruled out the move and saw him feature just twice for the Steelmen during the 2019/20 campaign as a result. Now, the 21-year-old wants to do everything he can to help the Hoops win silverware in what is an important season ahead.
â€śIâ€™m absolutely delighted to join Celtic, especially after everything thatâ€™s went on over the last year,â€ť said Turnbull in an exclusive interview with the official Celtic website. â€śTo join the biggest club in Scotland, Iâ€™m just delighted! Looking back, the injury was the worst time of my life, really.
â€śIt was so hard to take, but I knew that if I worked hard, kept my head down, the chance could come around again, so long as I stuck to it. Now, I canâ€™t wait to get started!â€ť
During the 2018/19 campaign, Turnbull made 34 appearances for Motherwell, scoring 16 goals and assisting seven times for his team-mates â€“ numbers which he hopes to replicate at Paradise. The midfielder hailed the high standards Celtic have set in recent years, and promises to do everything he can to add to their success from here on.
He added: â€śThe success of Celtic in recent seasons has been incredible. Theyâ€™ve been so consistent as well, which is the root of their success. As soon as Iâ€™m required, Iâ€™m ready! As I say, Iâ€™ve played in the first five games of the season, Iâ€™ve managed to get a goal, I feel really fit and Iâ€™m just raring to go and make my mark here at Celtic.
â€śItâ€™d be brilliant to win silverware this season at Celtic. I obviously grew up playing with Motherwell, and while we were involved in cup finals, there was maybe less of an expectation to get there. Itâ€™s the opposite at Celtic, so to be involved in big games, tournaments and cups would be an honour for me and my family. I canâ€™t wait to do whatever I can to help Celtic win more trophies in this important season ahead.â€ťCeltic TV - First Interview with new Bhoy David Turnbull
"Cups are not won by individuals, but by men in a team who put their club before personal prestige." Jock Stein