Celtic’s Dutch whizz kid Jeremie Frimpong is the Bhoy in demand across Europe at the moment. Rumours linking him with Southampton in England have already surfaced recently, and now it seems a club with huge European stature are also looking at the former Manchester City academy starlet.
Roma, who sit 6th in Serie A with a game in hand over the clubs above them, have been linked with a potential swoop in January’s transfer window, now only 2 weeks away. According to La Gazzetta della Sport, reports Glasgow Times, new manager Paolo Fonseca is trying to rebuild the side with youth and the flying right back is on a list of possible targets.
The link comes at a time when the youngster is perhaps not at his best and has come under fire from some quarters as he struggles to find his best position in a Celtic side that has continually changed formations over the past few months as Neil Lennon has searched for a winning formula.
Frimpong has played right back, wing back and right winger against Lille in the Europa League win, with his attacking play winning a penalty which Callum McGregor converted. He was injured in the process – not for the first time playing for Celtic – but bounced back immediately to play in the win over Kilmarnock last Sunday.
Celtic have apparently slapped a fee of £13.5 million on the 20 year old Dutchman’s head, although how this specific figure has come to light remains to be seen. Having said that, given the very small amount paid to Manchester City in September 2019 it would constitute yet another incredible bit of business for the club.
Should Celtic cash in on Frimpong? Answers on a postcard. But that’s really a consideration for January and certainly not ahead of the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts on Sunday where Celtic – with Jeremie Frimpong likely to feature – going for an incredible Quadruple Treble.