Former Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong will hold talks with Bayer Leverkusen regarding a January move. The right-back is currently in Qatar with Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands and whilst he hasn’t played any games yet, he is the subject of transfer interest.
According to Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, Frimpong will hold talks with the German club as Manchester United consider a move for the youngster.
News #Frimpong: Disappointing World Cup so far (0 minutes) but still one of the best Bundesliga players. He is aware of United’s interest now. Within #MUFC they say he is „very interesting“. Talks after WC. His departure from Leverkusen more than possible 2023. @SkySportDE 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/A4qmbflbji
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 29, 2022
Erik Ten Haag, United’s Dutch manager, has been keen to recruit his countrymen for his Old Trafford revolution and ex-City kid Frimpong is clearly an interesting proposition. United have sparsely used Aaron Wan Bissaka with Diego Dalot being preferred on the right side of defence. Although, the Portuguese defender is out of contract in the summer and the manager will seek a new option.
The 21-year-old joined Leverkusen in January 2021 after an impressive spell with Celtic; albeit, he was only there for 18 months. Frimpong, who turns 22 in December, will have talks with Leverkusen after the World Cup.
The move 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. Now, he is attracting interest with powerful running down the right hand side.
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.