Whelan: Celtic star Turnbull could be worth £14m within weeks after update
Noel Whelan has claimed the value of Celtic midfielder David Turnbull could double to £14million this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and Aberdeen hitman insisted Turnbull’s performance at the Euros could massively inflate his price.
The Scottish Sun have claimed Aston Villa are lining up a £7million swoop for the 21-year-old midfielder.
Turnbull was called up to Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for this summer’s delayed European Championships.
He was also named as PFA Scotland’s Young Player of the Year following his debut season at Parkhead.
As of yet, he doesn’t have an international cap but Whelan claims if this changes, Celtic can demand a much higher price.
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“Whatever Scotland do in the Euros, he’s on the stage,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He’s there showcasing himself again and once you become an international your stock rises.
“You’re not just an average domestic footballer anymore, you’re an international.
“Straight away that adds a little bit more onto the value of any player. If he goes out there and shines, you are probably looking at double that value.
“Right now, all the cards are in Turnbull’s hands and the hands of Celtic. This is why good players become internationals and they go for a lot of money.
“They have something different to your average joe domestic footballer.”
Turnbull picked up nine goals and eight assists during his first season with Celtic.
He also managed to score one goal for Motherwell before moving to Parkhead.