Jeremie Frimpong called up into provisional Netherlands under-20 squad

By Hamish Carton

October 31, 2019

Celtic teenage sensation Jeremie Frimpong has been rewarded for his terrific displays for the first-team by being named in a provisional Netherlands under-20 squad.

The young right-back has been included in the 27-man Dutch setup for the games against the Czech Republic and France next month.

Dutch youth boss, and former Rangers defender, Bert Konterman will then announce his final selection on Friday 8th November – a week before the first match of the double-header.

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It’s unknown whether Frimpong – who was born in Amsterdam – will make the grade in the final squad selection but the very fact that he has made the provisional setup shows that he is making an impression.

Frimpong can build on Celtic start with the Netherlands

The 18-year-old may only have played three first-team games for Celtic but he’s already made an enduring impression with the support. His confident, fearless nature has been a breath of fresh air around the club in recent weeks. His performances on the pitch have also helped the fanbase warm to him.

It would be a great boost for him to make the Dutch squad and mix-it with the best players at his age group. We’ve seen the wonders it has done for Odsonne Edouard in recent weeks, and the same could apply for Frimpong.

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The right-back has a very bright future ahead of him if he just stays grounded and learns from those around him. He’s got a number of top role models at the club and seems to be held in high regard by the likes of Scott Brown and Callum McGregor.

With the right support and guidance we could soon have a Dutch international on our hands.