Billy Dodds compares Celtic's Jeremie Frimpong to Tariq Lamptey

By John Reid

October 1, 2020

BBC pundit Billy Dodds has compared Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong to Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey, whilst appearing on the BBC Scottish Football podcast.

Both players feature on the right-wing and love to attack. The duo are also the same age – 19. Dodds can see similarities in the way the duo like to play the game.

“How much is Frimpong like the wee boy at Brighton Lamptey? Height, the way he moves, speed, everything about him” Dodds said, as quoted on the BBC Scottish Football podcast (30/09/20, 37:02).

High praise for Hoops star

That is high praise indeed for Frimpong. Especially when you consider how much Lamptey is currently valued at in the transfer market.

Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong is tackled / (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

The Scottish Sun reported that the player is a target for Bayern Munich as back-up to Benjamin Pavard, with Sports1 reporting that Bayern are considering making a bid of £14m for the player, but Brighton are holding out for £23m.

Will Jeremie Frimpong ever be worth that kind of money? Who can say. He has performed very well for the Hoops in the last two games, against Riga and Hibernian.

“A great attitude”

Those displays have earned him plenty of praise. As quoted by Glasgow Live, Scott Brown described Frimpong’s display against Hibernian as ‘brilliant’ and hailed the player for having ‘a great attitude’.

Neil Lennon was also impressed by Frimpong’s performance against Hibernian, he told the Herald that the starlet’s display was ‘outstanding’ and ‘a real catalyst’.

Jeremie Frimpong celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

So good was Frimpong against Hibernian that Jack Ross subbed Josh Doig at half-time. Frimpong had torn Doig apart in the first 45 minutes.

Now Frimpong is being compared to one of the brightest talents in the English Premier League.

Frimpong presumably won’t be taking any notice of all the praise though. He will be concentrating on helping Celtic make strides in both Europe and Scotland this season.

If he keeps this run of form going for the rest of the reason, clubs may consider making a move for the player. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, and he can be part of the Celtic side for 10 in a row and beyond.

In other news, some Celtic fans have congratulated Erik Sviatchenko on reaching the Champions League groups.