Manchester City will be quids in if Jeremie Frimpong is successful at Celtic.
The English champions have put a healthy sell-on clause should Frimpong leave in future. Pep Guardiola’s side will receive a staggering 30% of the fee according to a report by Manchester Evening News.
The tables are turning on Celtic who are usually the ones inserting the massive clauses.
Celtic are tasting their own medicine with Jeremie Frimpong
Celtic as a development club are no strangers to putting add-ons into transfers.
Every big move from the Hoops to down south has seen Celtic earn a windfall down the line.
It is surprising that a cash rich Manchester City are doing the same when it comes to Frimpong.
The 18-year-old signed on Monday’s transfer deadline day for a reported £350,000. Future fees could see that rise to a potential £1 million for the highly rated Dutch starlet.
The Hoops are crying out for full-back recruits and Frimpong is going to be a part of that.
Celtic’s pushing on of Tony Ralston to St Johnstone on-loan on deadline day will have left a gap.
However, with Frimpong’s potential he will not want to be warming any subs bench or playing development football. Nevertheless, he is down the pecking order and will have to bide his time to get first team appearances.
Frimpong is a versatile player
The Dutch under-19 international is at a positive time in his career.
Although he is regarded as a right-back, he is able to play in other positions and can be moulded to other areas.
Last season, he played mostly as a right-midfielder in the Premier League 2. In 14 matches, he scored two goals with one assist.
This season Frimpong has played three matches and has one assist in the league.
Other areas Frimpong has moonlighted in is left-back and centre-back on one occasion. Celtic are going to develop the youngster into what they want him to be and they have plenty of time.
He is down on a four year contract, but fans will want to see what he’s made of much sooner. It’ll be down to the young man to prove to the coaching staff that he deserves his chance.