Celtic might have some tough decisions to make come the January transfer window. On one hand, they need to make additions to their squad and quality ones. The Hoops must bring in players who are ready to come in and make an immediate impact on the starting XI, not 'project' signings who might or might not work out in the future.
Celtic have enough youngsters in their ranks right now. One of the most important aspects of building a good squad is finding the right balance between potential and proven quality.
The January transfer window can be important in terms of departures as well. David Turnbull has been playing quite a bit of football recently, with Reo Hatate out injured, and he is showing his quality. The Scottish midfielder has 7 goals to his name this season already even though he has been in and out of the team.
That being said, he has been linked with a move away from the club recently, with AC Milan rumoured to be one of the clubs interested in the midfielder. And if Celtic are unable to agree a contract extension with him by then, it would make all the sense in the world for them to let Turnbull leave.
Celtic must let in-form player go if extension is not agreed
Turnbull has been a solid contributor to this team without any doubt. But at the same time, he is entering the final six months of his contract at Celtic Park.
The club have agreed contract extensions left, right and centre in recent times. But Turnbull is yet to put pen on paper on a new deal, even though Celtic are believed to be keen.
If the situation drags on any longer past December, Celtic must consider parting ways with Turnbull in January. Some rumours have suggested that he could bring in a transfer fee up to €10 million.