David Turnbull is very keen for his dream move to Celtic to be resurrected this summer after fully recovering from injury, Football Insider understands.

The Motherwell playmaker, 20, was on the verge of signing for the Hoops last year until the plug was pulled at the eleventh hour after his medical revealed a potentially career-threatening knee problem.

He subsequently underwent surgery and missed seven months of football but made two appearances before the lockdown that preceded the termination of the season and is now fully recovered.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Turnbull still wants to join Celtic even though he penned a 12-month extension to his Motherwell contract in March.

The Scotland Under-21 international was distraught at missing out on a glamour transfer to Parkhead.

That was denied him only after he had a last-minute change of heart on joining Norwich City.

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Celtic and Motherwell agreed the terms of a £3.25m deal and a leaked picture emerged of Turnbull being interviewed for Celtic TV wearing the club shirt and sitting beside Neil Lennon.

The Glasgow giants have continued to keep tabs on Turnbull although it remains to be seen if they will be willing to pay the same price as that agreed last year.

The attacking midfielder is nonetheless regarded as one of the outstanding young players in the Scottish Premiership.

He blossomed last season, scoring 16 goals and supplying seven assists for Motherwell from just 34 matches in all competitions.

Amid a series of dazzling performances, Turnbull’s suitors were encouraged that 15 of his goals and six assists came in SPL matches.

In other Celtic news, Lennon has told friends first-team mainstay won’t play for the club again.