David Turnbull’s move to Celtic has been thrown into doubt after an issue arose during the midfielder’s medical.
The Hoops had agreed a £3million deal with Motherwell for the 19-year-old last week, with Turnbull reportedly agreeing on a four-year contract with the club.
However, according to The Herald, the move could now be called off due to an unspecified issue with the midfielder’s medical.
Celtic and Motherwell are now said to be in talks with regards to how to move forwards, and the report suggests the transfer could be in “serious jeopardy.”
Neil Lennon will be hoping the issue is resolved in the near future with the first leg of Celtic’s UEFA Champions League first qualifier against FK Sarajevo coming up in just over three weeks.
The Hoops kick off their pre-season preparations on Wednesday against Austrian outfit Pinkafield before clashes against SC Wiener Neustadt and FC St. Gallen.
Celtic's opening four league games
Celtic open their Scottish Premiership campaign at home to St. Johnstone, and Lennon’s side will be looking for a winning start as they go in search of their ninth consecutive league title.
Turnbull was set for an almost immediate return to Motherwell following his move, though it remains to be seen whether the midfielder will be lining up for or against Celtic in their second game of the season.
Celtic face last season’s Scottish Cup final opponents Hearts on matchday three of the 2019/20 season.
The Hoops then travel to Ibrox for what is sure to be another mouthwatering Glasgow derby encounter.