Euro Football Rumours

Newcastle United preparing move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull

As the summer transfer window comes closer and closer Newcastle United are being linked with more and more potential transfers.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are preparing move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull.

The 21-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Motherwell. He has made his way through the youth system at the Scottish club and made his senior debut in 2019. He has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.

David Turnbull
David Turnbull

The midfielder has featured in two matches for Motherwell this term.

The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Scotland.

David Turnbull has represented Scotland at Under-16 and Under-21 level, winning three caps.

Steve Bruce wants to sign a new midfielder and Turnbull is one of the names of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

David Turnbull would provide a good variety to Newcastle’s midfield.

According to the report, “Newcastle United are pondering a move for Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull. The Magpies have been linked with the Celtic target in the media today and we understand that United have checked out Turnbull on a number of occasions during last term’s Scottish Premiership season, says the Evening Chronicle. The Scottish top-flight was cut short during the virus pandemic with Celtic awarded the title. Turnbull, 21, played just twice last season and was just getting back to fitness after a knee problem when the campaign was abruptly ended. It is believed that Steve Nickson, Newcastle’s head of recruitment, liked the look of the midfielder who has worked his way up from the juniors at Fir Park.”


A club with Newcastle’s resources should be able to afford him easily.

Good signing for Newcastle United?

The 21-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Newcastle’s squad.

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

The ball is in Newcastle’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Turnbull.

How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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