Celtic eye bid for Motherwell star David Turnbull, but faces competition from Premier League Brighton
- Motherwell's younger David Turnbull is subject to a £ 1.2 million bid from Celtic
- Brighton wants to hijack the action of the Hoops for the 19-year-old midfielder
- Turnbull won Scottish football writers, the young Scottish player of the annual prize
Celtic is planning a £ 1.2 million move for Motherwell midfielder prospect David Turnbull.
And the Scottish champions face competition for the teenage Fir Park of the English Premier League Brighton.
The 19-year-old scored the Scottish football players young Scottish player of the annual prize after 16 goals in 34 appearances for the Lanarkshire side in his breakthrough season.
Mother boy David Turnbull is the subject of interest from Scottish champions Celtic
Also on the shortlist for the PFA Scotland Young Player Motherwell have not yet received any concrete offers for the young, but are aware of growing interest in his talents.
The return of Neil Lennon to Celtic as permanent manager will probably be stamped after negotiations on Friday. Verbal offered the post after the Scottish cup final victory over Hearts, the Northern Irishman is expected to meet the terms of an agreement before leaving for a family vacation.
With Mikael Lustig, Dedryck Boyata, Oli Burke, Timothy Weah, Jeremy Toljan, Filip Benkovic, Dorus de Vries, Cristian Gamboa and Scott Allan on their way to the exits, Lennon will return for pre-season training before 17 June.
With multiple players leaving Keltic this summer, Neil Lennon has to rebuild his team
And Sportsmail understands that the Northern Ireland would like to make Turnbull one of the first additions to a transformed team.
The former Scotland under-21 international signed a new deal that tied him to Motherwell until the summer of 2f021 earlier this year.
Since then, Graham Potter's new Brighton management team and Scottish assistant Billy Reid have taken a keen interest in his form.
Potter and Reid were keen to take the younger to Swansea before stopping to replace the fired Chris Hughton at the Seagulls two weeks ago. The smartest young prospect of Scottish football is still on their list of summer goals.
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