We’re delighted to announce David Turnbull has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.
The midfielder, one of the most exciting talents the country has produced in many years, has extended his stay until the summer of 2022.
The new deal comes shortly after he made his long-awaited comeback from knee surgery.
The 20-year-old returned ahead of schedule to get the last 20 minutes against St Mirren in his first match back, before also making an appearance from the bench against Heart of Midlothian at the weekend.
“As soon as I knew I was back, fit and ready to get some game time, I wanted to make sure my contract was sorted,” Turnbull said.
“I have been here a long time. I feel as if I owe the club and the supporters for the way I have been looked after and treated.
“I’ve missed most of this season, so this puts us back to pretty much where we were at this stage last year in terms of my deal, giving the club a little more protection as I was coming into the last year of my contract.
“All my focus now is on spending the next few weeks getting up to full fitness, get back to just playing and enjoying playing football for Motherwell.”
An academy graduate, Turnbull made a blistering start to his ‘Well career, scoring 15 league goals in just 30 appearances, helping him to sweep the board at the club’s own Player of the Year awards as well as net the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year gong.
His form brought about attention from both sides of the border with club-record bids received from Celtic and Norwich City.
But he remained a Motherwell player after preventative surgery was required to repair an asymptomatic knee problem.
“The fact David has agreed to extend his deal says everything about him as a person and about his family,” manager Stephen Robinson.
“To have such a talented player available to us again and signing for an extended period is significant for the club.”