Celtic right-back, Jeremie Frimpong is being watched by Premier League side Southampton according to a report in The Daily Record.
Frimpong has been a revelation since his signing from Manchester City for £350k, even Neil Lennon must be surprised at his impact in his short time at the club.
After signing Moritz Bauer and Hatem Abd Elhamed for the right-back slot following Mikael Lustig’s departure, few would have predicted that Frimpong would emerge as the first choice for the job come the winter break.
He may be raw defensively but his ability to drive the Hoops forward from defence and create havoc in the final third have given him the nod ahead of Bauer with Elhamed injured for much of the season.
The Dutch under-21 international courted controversy last week when – tongue in cheek – claiming that the referee had it in for him after failing to award him a penalty then giving one against him in the Scottish Cup match against Partick Thistle.
It was thought that he could face a sustained period on the sidelines after Alan Power’s “horror” tackle on him against Kilmarnock last weekend but initial fears were proven to be unfounded after it was revealed by Lennon that he had just suffered bruising and isn’t going to be out “long-term“.
In the unlikely event that Celtic do decide to cash-in, his former club would be entitled to 30% of the fee as claimed in the article, however, it would have to be a Kieran Tierney sized offer before the Parkhead club’s hierarchy would even consider such a move given the youngsters impact at Paradise.
Should Celtic entertain offers for Jeremie Frimpong?
Frimpong would appear to be another coup in the bracket of Moussa Dembele with a small initial outlay leading to a sizeable profit, when the day comes that they decide to sell the 19-year-old, however, that day is unlikely to be anytime soon as he looks to continue to torment opposition full0backs on his return to fitness in the coming weeks.