Southampton opinion: Should the Saints sign David Turnbull?
According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic’s chances of signing Motherwell’s David Turnbull have taken a huge hit despite having a bid accepted for the teenager.
The report reveals that a £3million bid had been accepted by the Wells but the negotiations have broken down after the Hoops failed to agree to personal terms with the teenager.
Southampton, who boast of arguably the best academy in the country, having produced the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott among others, will be an ideal destination for a player as highly-rated as Turnbull to further progress in his career.
Saints turned their season around after the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl without whom they could well have gone down this season.
The Austrian has come in as a breath of fresh air after Mark Hughes’ terrible management in the first half of the campaign and Saints fans should be excited about the prospect of a full season with him in charge.
Southampton’s biggest worry this season has been their attack. They scored just 45 goals last season and a productive striker will be of massive importance in the summer.
However, Saints can’t fully depend on their forwards to get them goals, which is why they will need a creative outlet from central midfield, who can score as well as assist.
James Ward Prowse scored 7 goals but failed to register a single assist, which is a shocker considering how good he is on the ball. Romeu and Hojbjerg did their best from the centre of the park but their end product is nowhere near what the Saints should be aiming for.
Hasenhuttl should be keen to solve his problems up front and the signing of a productive midfielder will certainly help him go a long way in getting the best out of the rest of his squad next season.
Motherwell’s David Turnbull could prove to be a gem of a signing considering how good he has been for his age.
The 19-year-old scored 16 goals and provided 7 assists in 34 games in all competitions last season which is a tremendous record for someone so young.
The youngster possesses all the right traits to be a top-class number 8 in the coming years and the Premier League and Southampton is the perfect platform for him to fulfil his potential.
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Southampton will add another youngster on their list of exceptional talents if they manage to sign David Turnbull this summer. The teenager will massively improve under Hasenhuttl and if given a chance, he can have a real impact next season.