JOHN HARTSON has reacted to the news Jeremie Frimpong is no longer a Celtic player.
The transfer from Celtic to Bayer Leverkusen was made official on Wednesday evening ahead of Celtic’s tie against Hamilton at home.
Frimpong had been looking for a way out of the club in recent months, Neil Lennon told the media yesterday.
He burst onto the scene at the start of last season, brought in as a project, he was soon making the first team squad.
Jeremie made the right-back or just right hand side of the pitch of his own over the past 12 months but he has suffered a long with many of his teammates this term.
Below-par performances and having no James Forrest to play alongside hurt the player. His development was stagnating and he’s clearly felt the need to go seek a move elsewhere.
Speaking about the former Celtic player, John Hartson believes the little defender put in some top performances and has the heart of a lion.
Frimpong always made himself available, got the team up the pitch gave us an out when we were camped in our own half.lacked top quality but had real pace, and a heart of a lion..
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) January 27, 2021
Celtic can’t really grumble with the move, getting around £11.5m for a player you paid 300k for 18 months ago is a great piece of business.
There will be fans asking how a young man, so enthusiastic about his Celtic career just six months ago wanted out so quickly in the end. It speaks to a bigger issue at the club where the players aren’t buying into this current management regime.