Video: Jeremie Frimpong scores again for Bayer Leverkusen

Former Celtic star, Jeremie Frimpong has scored again for his club Bayer Leverkusen. The explosive full-back has been having a stellar year at the Bavarian giants and if he keeps his form up he could be highly desirable come the summer transfer window. Of course this is exactly what the powerbrokers and supporters of his old club want to hear, with the potential for a windfall if he does get a mega-money move.

When the Hoops sold the Dutchman they raked in a considerable fortune on his initial outlay from Manchester City. Although the money men down at the Etihad weren’t stupid either; they clearly saw Jeremie’s potential to grow and develop and so included a cheeky sell-on clause of their own in the deal that brought him to Celtic Park. At £11.5 million, Celtic still managed to make around £8 million in the switch that took him to Germany’s top division.

Now in the Bundesliga and performing to a really high standard weekly, the hopes are that a Manchester United come calling for the man that Bayer 04’s Sporting Director, Simon Rolfes asserted that they want top-dollar for if any potential suitors emerge this summer. He’s seen along with Florian Wirtz and Moussa Diaby as essential parts of the Xabi Alonso project.

Photo Andrew Milligan

Earlier in the season when Rolfes was quizzed on potential interest, he commented that Bayer were very relaxed about his situation as he is on a long contract at the club and it would be bad if he wasn’t attracting attention. He said to Sky Deutschland: “We are very relaxed with Jeremie. It would be fatal if he didn’t draw attention to himself from big clubs with these performances.

“He is very conspicuous with his way of playing and is an enormously important player for us. I told him that he will still get his playing time with his quality within the tournament. He can decide a game with a single action because he’s incredibly quick and good at dribbling. We’ll be happy when he’s back [after the World Cup]with us. Jeremie has a long-term contract at Leverkusen, so we’re very relaxed.”

Watch that Frimpong goal below….

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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