Cardiff City open talks to sign Celtic player

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Activity seems to be picking up pace at Celtic as we near the end of the January transfer window, but it is because of potential outgoings and not arrivals. Gustaf Lagerbielke has been liked with a loan move to Lecce recently and he might not be the only one who heads out the Parkhead exit door before February.

There are a few other players who are struggling to get into Brendan Rodgers' team. One of them is David Turnbull.

Turnbull had appeared to be an important part of Rodgers' plans earlier in the season. But following Paulo Bernardo's impressive form in recent times, it looks like the Scottish midfielder has slipped down the pecking order.

Turnbull has barely played in recent weeks and has not scored since November. And now, it looks like a January exit might be on the cards for the midfielder.

Cardiff City open talks to sign Celtic player

As reported by Sky Sports, Cardiff City are interested in signing Turnbull. They have contacted the Glasgow club and it is understood that talks are continuing.

Turnbull was signed by Celtic in the summer of 2020 from Motherwell. Since then, he has never really been a regular starter except for a spell in his debut campaign for the Hoops.

His current contract is believed to be running out in the summer as well. So, it would make sense for Celtic to part ways with him now rather than risk seeing him walk out as a free agent some months later.

One quality that Turnbull does have is the ability to consistently find the back of the net from midfield. So, he can be an excellent option to have around for several teams struggling for goals. Let's see if he ends up joining Cardiff City before the January transfer window closes.