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On Motherwell's handling of the David Turnbull situation, what are your thoughts (assuming no minimum release clause)?  

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  1. 1. On Motherwell's handling of the David Turnbull situation, what are your thoughts (assuming no minimum release clause)?

    • Happy we have accepted the quoted fee of 3.25m + add ons.
    • Think we should have held out for more, but still sold this summer
    • Think we should have kept David for at least one more season
    • Happy we have accepted the quoted fee of 3.25m + add ons, but shouldn't have accepted a bid from a club in Scotland
    • Other thoughts. Please comment


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16 hours ago, Shaka said:

Was that not 1 of the options Celtic tried to use to sign him. Get him on loan last summer for the Season, he recuperates with them then we agree a fee in the summer

I believe the logic to that one was that if he was still our player, medical costs/insurance would be covered by us. 

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If he doesn't sign a contract extension with us I can't see this ending well. He's currently out of contract at the end of May 2021, and if he comes back at the arse-end of this season he'll likely not do much until the new season, at which point he can sign a pre-contract with Celtic in January I assume?

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1 minute ago, Busta Nut said:

There is a massive presumption that Celtic are still intersted.

With the way the negotiations happened and the comments in the aftermath, I'd be surprised if they don't still have the first option to buy.

If they decline, I'd still be surprised to see Turnbull at Fir Park next season in role other than "back for a visit".

I'd be delighted, however, if he is in our line-up next season.

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They will be offered him but they'd be daft to blindy buy a guy who misses a season on a dodgy knee.

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9 minutes ago, Busta Nut said:

They will be offered him but they'd be daft to blindy buy a guy who misses a season on a dodgy knee.

They would be daft to blindly buy any guy. But we know he'll be subjected to at least the same rigourous level of medical tests that identified the issue in the first place.

I'd be happier if nobody wanted him until he gets another full season under his belt at Fir Park, but I can't see that happening. I fully expect a club will be happy to take a relatively low risk on him. If not Celtic, then an English club.

 

 

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If he's not signing a new deal. I would offer him around for about £1m with a lot of add ons. A shit tonne of them.

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On 2/4/2020 at 2:12 PM, David said:

If he doesn't sign a contract extension with us I can't see this ending well. He's currently out of contract at the end of May 2021, and if he comes back at the arse-end of this season he'll likely not do much until the new season, at which point he can sign a pre-contract with Celtic in January I assume?

Surely it makes sense for both him and the club to sign, say, a new two year deal with better terms and a reasonable release clause?

The Celtic transfer puzzled me and would do even more now.  They have Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic is coming back from injury.  

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Tom Rogic hasn't kicked a ball in years. They will cash in on Christie soon then develop Turnbull as the next asset to sell on. 

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Celtic seem to like buying decent players with no real plan on how to use them. The most recent example is Lewis Morgan who played the vast majority of his football on loan before being punted to the MLS.

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Just now, weeyin said:

Celtic seem to like buying decent players with no real plan on how to use them. The most recent example is Lewis Morgan who played the vast majority of his football on loan before being punted to the MLS.

Think it's a calculated risk built into their business plan. They can sign 5 Eboue Kouassis every window if one of them turns into an Ajer or Christie.

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22 minutes ago, Yassin said:

Think it's a calculated risk built into their business plan. They can sign 5 Eboue Kouassis every window if one of them turns into an Ajer or Christie.

I'm sure that's part of it. The cynic in me also thinks a part of it is keeping some of the better youngsters out of the hands of their rivals.

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30 minutes ago, Yassin said:

Think it's a calculated risk built into their business plan. They can sign 5 Eboue Kouassis every window if one of them turns into an Ajer or Christie.

No they can't. He cost 3 million. 

They need transfer fees like Armstrong and Dembele to cover their wage bill if they don't make the CL. 

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16 hours ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

Surely it makes sense for both him and the club to sign, say, a new two year deal with better terms and a reasonable release clause?

 

I'd guess that could be the stumbling block

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16 minutes ago, superward said:

DT back in full training this Monday. Likely to sign the contract extension too. Decent source today.

If your source is right that would be a massive boost for everyone 

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10 minutes ago, grizzlyg said:

If your source is right that would be a massive boost for everyone 

Just put Scott's transfer cheque straight into DT's account.

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3 minutes ago, Yorkyred said:

Sat behind us in our end today.

What, not sitting with the rest of the squad.....Boo!

 

:rolleyes:

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19 minutes ago, Yorkyred said:

Sat behind us in our end today.

What was he wearing ??

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What was he wearing ??

He was behind me and I don’t think he celebrated enough when we scored...


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6 minutes ago, Ross said:


He was behind me and I don’t think he celebrated enough when we scored...


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:laugh:

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27 minutes ago, AllyMax said:

What was he wearing ??

Celtic trackie. Thought it was a bit out of order tbh.

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19 hours ago, AllyMax said:

What was he wearing ??

Perv !!!

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