It’s clear the Celtic fans know exactly where the finger of blame should be pointed regarding the Jeremie Frimpong situation.

Neil Lennon today admitted the club had accepted an offer for the player. He also said that the Dutchman had wanted to leave Celtic for the past “six or seven” weeks [Sky Sports].

The Daily Record has reported that it’s Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen who are in for Frimpong. They claim that the right-back is set to bag Celtic a deal well in excess of £10million.

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All of this has come totally out of the blue for Celtic fans today. Especially considering the player himself dismissed any speculation regarding his long-term future before the new year on Celtic TV.

The Scottish Sun revealed back in December that Frimpong had held talks over a new deal with the club. That was something Lennon confirmed today too – that there had indeed been contract talks.

Celtic fans not surprised to see Frimpong head off

But it’s all come in the most disastrous season in Celtic’s history since 2009/10. At least back then we actually sacked Tony Mowbray when things had gone too far. This year we’ve just allowed things to run away from us.

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For supporters, it’s no surprise to see Frimpong want to leave. His manager’s long-term future looks set to be away from Parkhead. He’s part of a disastrous side that looks so far behind Rangers it should be ashamed of itself. And he’s failing to develop at the rate he should be.

Frimpong’s end product still leaves a lot to be desired. It’s been that way since he signed from Man City in the summer of 2019. In 30 appearances this year, he’s only managed five assists [Transfermarkt].

We needed more than that from Jeremie this year and we didn’t get it. Instead, we’ve got a player who’s so fed up of life in Glasgow that he appears insistent on a move elsewhere.

And it’s fair to say many supporters are blaming the toxic environment at Celtic for Frimpong’s quick departure. Here’s a look at some of the fan reaction to today’s update:

 

In other news, Lennon did provide Celtic fans with one promising update today.

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