Manchester United have held positive talks regarding the purchase of Jeremie Frimpong, which could have a multi-million knock-on effect for Celtic. The Dutch Internationalist has seventeen goal contributions (G/A) this season and has attracted interest from United.
🚨 Erik ten Hag is an admirer of Jeremie Frimpong and Manchester United have already held positive talks with his representatives.
He is open to leaving Leverkusen in the summer.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) April 3, 2023
The young fullback joined Leverkusen in January 2021 after an impressive spell with Celtic; he was only there for 18 months. Frimpong, who turned 22 in December, will be attracting interest in the summer as he looks for another move in his short career.
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. Man Utd and Real Madrid are just two teams that are said to be competing for the player’s signature.
Reports have previously indicated that a fee of up to £50m could be reached, resulting in a great sell-on returning to Celtic Park. The Daily Record suggests that the fee could be as high as that mentioned but there is likely to be add-ons attached to this.
Celtic, who paid £350,000 for the player’s 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.
United boss Erik Ten Haag has already targeted a number of Dutch players since arriving from Ajax. Frimpong would certainly suit the aggressive style at United but much depends on whether the club are sold by The Glazers this summer or not.