Former Celtic Defender Wanted By Real Madrid and Barcelona, According To Reports

Former Celtic full back Jeremie Frimpong has shown impressive form since moving from the Hoops to Bayer Leverkusen a few years ago.

The defender has attracted a lot of interest from top European clubs and now Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly among the suitors interested in signing him.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have reported that both Spanish giants are interested in the 22-year-old, who still has two years to run on his contract in the Bundesliga.

Leverkusen are thought to be unwilling to sell the player for less than £30m and may look for a figure closer to £50m. And that’s great news for Celtic, who have a sell on clause believed to be in the region of 10%.

Frimpong cost Celtic just an approximate £250k development fee when he arrived from the ranks of Manchester City. He made 51 appearances for the club, helping them to a domestic treble before moving on for £11.5m. With this impending sell on fee expected, Frimpong has more than repaid Celtic for the opportunity they gave him.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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