David Turnbull is the latest player to find himself linked with Sheffield Wednesday.
Here’s five things every Wednesdayite should know about the Motherwell midfielder.
What’s the rumour?
According to The Scottish Sun, Sheffield Wednesday will meet Celtic’s £3 million offer for Turnbull and hope to hijack the Bhoys’ move. But the newspaper claims Bristol City and Southampton are also keen.
What sort of player is he?
A six-foot-plus attacking midfielder, who has some experience of playing out wide. He’s two-footed, an expert dead-ball and long-shot taker and thrives on making late runs into the 18-yard box.
How did he get on last season?
Turnbull’s first full senior campaign ended with 16 goals and seven assists in 34 games and saw him crowned the Scottish Football Writers’ Association young player of the year. He doesn’t turn 20 until the start of next month.
Where would he play at Sheffield Wednesday?
He’d be best deployed as a number 10 in Steve Bruce’s favoured 4-5-1 system. With Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher to feed off, Turnbull could really thrive at Hillsborough.
Isn’t £3 million a bit steep for a Scottish Premiership player?
Perhaps, although it could prove a bargain given Turnbull’s potential. For Sheffield Wednesday to sanction such a deal, one would like to think they’ll have first done their due diligence. This time last year, Bruce was snapping up another promising SPFL midfielder, John McGinn, for Aston Villa.