IT’S only a matter of time before David Turnbull leaves Motherwell.

That is the forthright view of former Fir Park midfielder Brian Kerr who reckons the Scotland Under-21 star is destined for the top.

Turnbull saw a £3.25million move to Celtic collapse last summer after a stringent medical discovered a knee problem that required surgery. The youngster was sidelined until February and came back just before the coronavirus pandemic forced football into cold storage in mid-March.

Reports indicate Neil Lennon has reignited his interest in the all-action player with Tom Rogic possibly leaving the champions in a £4million switch to Qatar.

Kerr, who spent three years at the Lanarkshire outfit between 2004/07, told Lanarkshire Live Sport: “I think everyone knows what David’s got in his locker in terms of his ability and what he can do on the pitch.

“He’s come back and he’s already got off the mark.

“David’s very good at creating opportunities and some of his play and touches outside the box have been exceptional.

“The big challenge for Motherwell now is how long can they keep a hold of him.

“We’d like him to still be here by the end of the transfer window in October. Everybody knows there are going to be teams interested because of his quality.

“He’s come back and hit the ground running right away, so he’s only going to get better, fitter and stronger.

“I think some time in the near future David Turnbull will eventually go.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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