Celtic have extended the contracts of a few of their players this season. We already saw what can happen when stars enter the final years of their deals, with Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie all leaving the club in the summer for much lower transfer fees than what they were rated at just a year ago. Thus, the Hoops must be keen not to see a repeat of that anything in the future.
There are quite a few Celtic players who have stood out since the arrival of Ange Postecoglou as manager. Someone who had a rough start but has come into his own since then is David Turnbull.
At the beginning of the campaign, it did not look like Turnbull was the right fit for Postecoglou’s style of football and but he has eventually gone on to become an integral part of his starting XI.
And as a result, it looks like the Scottish international could be rewarded for his displays soon. As tweeted out by Ekrem Konur, Celtic want to extend Turnbull’s contract until 2026.
Celtic want to give Turnbull a long-term contract extension
It is safe to say that it would certainly be the right decision to give someone like Turnbull a contract extension.
It was in the summer of 2020 that he arrived at Parkhead, and he was arguably Celtic’s only good signing of that transfer window.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 9 goals and provided 7 assists this season. And he has also been one of Celtic’s most active players, having already made 34 appearances and played 2840 minutes of football in total.
Turnbull still has quite a bit of time left on his current deal though, which is believed to run out in the summer of 2024. He is currently out with an injury though and it remains to be seen when he returns.
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