By Frank McAvennie

30th Aug, 2020 | 3:41pm

Exclusive: McAvennie Wowed by 'Wonderful' new Celtic signing

Frank McAvennie is over the moon that Celtic have completed the signing of Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull.

The Hoops legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is delighted that the “wonderful” 21-year-old has opted to remain in Scotland for the foreseeable future.

The club confirmed the signing of the centre-midfielder yesterday after Football Insider revealed that the deal was all but done earlier in the week.

He put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Parkhead to become Neil Lennon’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Vasilis Barkas and Albian Ajeti.

Turnbull, who has scored once in five appearances so far this season, saw a move to Celtic Park fall through at the eleventh hour last summer after a knee problem saw him fail his medical.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the Bhoys’ latest recruit, McAvennie said:

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“Turnbull is a wonderful player and he would have been at Celtic last season if it was not for his injury. I think it is one of them.

“A very good player so he is a welcome addition. Good players shine when they play against Celtic and he has stood up to Scott Brown, Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham. Scott Brown said it is better having him in your team than playing against him.

“He is a talent and it is great that he is staying in Scotland.”

Speaking shortly after he completed the move, Turnbull said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here, especially after what happened last year, and I’m ready to hit the ground running. I feel I’ve started well this season and I want to carry that on with Celtic.

“It’s great to join the biggest club in Scotland and I want to help us win more silverware in what I know is an important season for Celtic.”

In other Celtic news, Noel Whelan suggests that first team star will be tempted by PL move.