By Alan Hutton

29th Aug, 2020 | 11:00am

Exclusive: Pundit Wowed after Celtic agree terms for 'Top-quality' signing

Alan Hutton insists that Celtic have signed a “top-quality” player after David Turnbull completed his move from Motherwell.

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits that it is “ironic” the Bhoys have pulled off the deal just days before the two clubs meet in the Premiership.

Celtic revealed on Thursday that the 21-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Bhoys, a year after a move to Parkhead fell through.

The attacking midfielder was all set to join Neil Lennon’s side before a knee problem was unearthed in his medical and he was forced to undergo surgery that caused the move to fall through.

With the deal wrapped up, Hutton believes the Hoops have secured a “very good” signing – and suggested he could feature against his old side this weekend.

Hutton told Football Insider: “How ironic that they’ve signed him and he can play Motherwell, funnily enough, at the weekend. Stranger things have happened.

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“I think they’re getting a top-quality young player. He’s technically very good so again, I think it’s another great addition to Lennon’s squad.”

Turnbull scored 15 goals and contributed six assists in 20 Premiership appearances during the 2018/19 season which led to his failed move to Celtic.

Having played just twice last season following his surgery, the attacking star started all five of Motherwell’s league games this season, with a single goal to his name.

In other Celtic news, a Hoops star yet to be seen this season has been told to “knuckle down” after his teammate dealt him a blow.