Celtic will not sell David Turnbull until after this summer’s European Championships, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward claimed the Hoops would be “silly” to complete any deal before the tournament kicks off on June 11.
The Scottish Sun report Villa are lining up a £7million bid for the attacking midfielder after his impressive debut campaign for Celtic.
The 21-year-old scored nine goals and provided eight assists in 35 appearances across all competitions.
His displays in an underperforming Celtic side earned him the PFAS young player of the year award.
Turnbull was also rewarded with a first call-up to the Scotland squad as they prepare for a first major tournament outing since 1998.
He is one of three uncapped players called up by Steve Clarke alongside Rangers’ Nathan Patterson and Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour.
Asked whether any potential deal will have to wait until after the Euros, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “100 per cent.
“Celtic won’t be stupid enough to sell him for cheap before the Euros. They’ll wait for him to have a good Euros and they’ll want to sell him for more.
“Hopefully, he has a good Euros for them. Nothing will be done until after the Euros for that sort of transfer.”
Scotland host the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on June 11 before facing England at Wembley two days later.
Steve Clarke’s side then finish off the group stages with a game against World Cup finalists Croatia at Hampden.
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