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Former Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong has been selected as part of the Netherlands World Cup squad for Qatar [@FabrizioRomano]. 

Louis van Gaal’s side will take on Ecuador, Qatar and Senegal in group A and will be looking to make an impact at the tournament.

Frimpong departed the Hoops in January 2021 for a fee believed to be in the region of £11 million to head to German side Bayer Leverkusen.

Celtic will receive a small fee for Frimpong’s inclusion in the squad as part of the Club Benefits Programme.

The programme compensates clubs which a player has played for in the previous two years which Frimpong is eligible for having not left the Hoops until January. This is also the case for former Celtic midfielder Oliver Ntcham who has been selected for Cameroon.

Since his arrival in Bundesliga, the 21-year old has been a standout player having made 20 appearances this season scoring five goals which is a very good return for a defender.

He has already caught the eye of some other clubs with Manchester United showing interest in the former City academy graduate.

Frimpong’s inclusion in the squad may come as a shock to some as he is yet to be capped at senior level for his country having only made four appearances for Netherlands under-21s.

 

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