Celtic’s multi-million pound windfall wait as Manchester United track youngster

Manchester United are tracking former Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong. The Dutch youngster is gaining admirers for his performances with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League.

Erik Ten Haag is said to be keen on Frimpong as he looks to build the team in his image after a frustrating first transfer window with the Old Trafford club. According to Sky Sports Germany (via Glasgow Times), Frimpong is an option for United as they look to turn themselves into fully fledged title contenders once more.

The 21-year-old joined Leverkusen in January 2021 after an impressive spell with Celtic; albeit, he was only there for 18 months. The move from Man City to Glasgow’s East End has paid dividends for both Celtic and the player as he has been able to push on after struggling to see a path under Neil Lennon in the 2020/21 season.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 25: Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer 04 Leverkusen is challenged by Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic FC at BayArena on November 25, 2021 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Now, he is attracting interest with powerful running down the right hand side. Clearly new boss Gerardo Seoane fancies Frimpong in a more advanced role, playing him as an out-and-out winger as opposed to a full-back.

The player was often found wanting when doubled up on in a defensive setting with raw, attacking abilities going forward. It was no surprise that clubs moved quickly for him and he will likely be the subject of more interest in the future as Leverkusen performs in the Champions League.

Celtic, who paid £350,000 for the players services from Manchester City, received an offer they couldn’t refuse for Frimpong and it was off to the Bundesliga and Bayer Leverkusen for Jeremie for a fee on £13m. Even with a sell on clause due to City, Celtic will likely net a tidy sum on Frimpong’s next move.

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