By Frank McAvennie

9th Jul, 2020 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: McAvennie reacts as Celtic plot new bid for 'Wonderful' midfielder

Frank McAvennie has heaped praise on Motherwell’s David Turnbull but does not see a place for him at Celtic Park next season.

The Parkhead legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted there would need to be exits before Neil Lennon could justify a move for the “wonderful” 20-year-old.

The Daily Record claim that Stoke City are the latest club to register their interest in the midfielder.

Turnbull was very close to completing a move to the Hoops last summer after winning the SFWA Young Player of the Year award for the 2018/19 season.

However, he failed his medical ahead of a £3.25million move due to a knee problem which subsequently ruled him out for the majority of last season.

Football Insider understands that Lennon is considering a second swoop for the Scotland Under-21 international.

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When asked by Football Insider if he would like to see Turnbull at Parkhead next season, McAvennie said: “He is a wonderful player but where is he going to play? That is the biggest problem.

“You have some great players there. Unless somebody goes out I cannot see it.

“He is too good to go there and not play every week. Turnbull needs to go to a bigger team but he cannot be sitting on the bench.

“Celtic have Forrest, Elyounoussi, Christie, McGregor, Brown, Ntcham – an umpteen amount of good players. So unless there is a lot of movement I cannot see him fitting in at Celtic Park but what a superb player.

“He has been one of the successes last season. Motherwell tend to bring their young boys through which is great.”

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