Manchester City stand to receive £3.5m from Celtic after the Jeremie Frimpong sale to Bayer Leverkusen was completed. The deal, worth £11.5m, leaves Celtic at £8m – not a bad return from a £300k investment with the 30% headed to the English Premier League leaders. Football Insider is reporting that the fee is for a sell-on clause inserted in an agreement to sell Frimpong to Celtic in August 2019.
The young right back won over the Celtic support with brilliant running and a humble yet energetic persona. The player is away to take a crack at the German league, which has attracted many youngsters that have come from English Academies.
He was the man of the match in his debut against Partick Thistle last season and kicked on becoming an integral part of the side that clinched the Quadruple Treble last year. Frimpong will now hope he can further his development in Germany but for Celtic, it is a case of finding a long term replacement and reinvesting that money into the playing squad.
Frimpong has already made an impact in Germany, notching two assists in four games. Celtic are expecting a huge overhaul in the summer with a number of players likely to be leaving. Hopefully the money can be reinvested in the playing squad.