Spanish report: Former Celtic defender wanted by Real Madrid
Former Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong is being eyed up for an incredible move to Real Madrid, according to a Spanish report.
Diariogol believe that Real Madrid are looking for a short and long-term replacement for Dani Carvajal. Holland international Frimpong is believed to that replacement.
Frimpong was signed by Celtic in 2019, for a development fee from Manchester City. With raw pace, ability to beat his man and youth on his side, he captured the imagination of supporters.
Since being given his chance by Neil Lennon, the former Celtic defender has gone from strength to strength. At Bayer Leverkusen, he’s caught the eye, with 2 goals and 6 assists across all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Real Madrid, according to the report, are keen to strengthen their defensive options. They plucked David Alaba from Bayern Munich, and have clearly kept an interest in the German market.
Frimpong showed his ambition by jumping at a move to Bayer Leverkusen. Although he’s only been with the German side for less than a year, a move to Real Madrid would surely entice.
The diminutive full-back, loved by Celtic fans for his fearlessness and his personality, would definitely add an attacking dimension from the back for Los Blancos.
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Celtic were entitled to bonuses based on performance when Frimpong moved to Leverkusen, according to the Daily Record.
Surely, with Celtic’s experience paying Manchester City a sell-on clause, they inserted the same kind of arrangement with Bayer Leverkusen. Surely. If that’s the case, the Hoops could be looking at a potential windfall.
That isn’t known; in fact the details around the youngster’s move to Leverkusen were oddly opaque. What is clear is that he made Celtic a significant profit. A move to Real Madrid could do something similar, but we don’t know yet.
Frimpong, to his credit, deserves to be talked about like this. If Real Madrid come calling, it’s because he’s a good player with a brilliant attitude. The way he speaks about Celtic is testament to that.
In fairness to Neil Lennon, he gave a Ballon D’Or runner-up his chance at Celtic, in Virgil van Dijk. As this move builds momentum, he might be able to say he gave a Real Madrid player his professional debut.
Oh my days.
Whether Real Madrid move for Jeremie Frimpong in January is unclear. But Diariogol believe Florentino Perez is keen on the defender.