Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong is attracting interest as the January transfer window approaches, with Premier League sides including Southampton linked with the defender, reports the Scottish Sun.
Frimpong (19), joined Celtic in September 2019, signing a four-year deal with the SPL champions. Prior to that, the right-back, who has represented both England and the Netherlands at youth level, had spent nine years in Manchester City’s academy.
He quickly impressed in Scotland, making nineteen appearances and scoring twice as he established himself as a regular in the first-team.
The former City youth star has continued to feature regularly this season, and he has been linked with a transfer amid stalling contract talks and the possibility that Celtic may need to cash in on some players.
City, would, however, be entitled to 30% of any deal – a factor that is apparently making a sale difficult, as Celtic are aware they would need to sell for a substantial sum in order to offset the amount that City would receive.
It would be worth keeping an eye on Frimpong’s development, as the defender could yet prove himself worthy of a return to the Etihad. A move to the Premier League would be a perfect opportunity to assess Frimpong’s capabilities and potential.
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