JEREMIE FRIMPON was certainly a surprise signing on deadline day with his name not coming up at all this summer with regards to a move to Celtic.

The Manchester City defender made the trip up north on Monday night after Celtic had agreed terms with the English champions.

It was late last night when Jeremie and his representatives got to Celtic Park but they beat the deadline and the right-back was unveiled around 10:30 pm on Monday night.

Jeremie has signed a four-year deal with the club and hopes to kick on and become a first-team player for the Scottish Champions as quick as possible.

Speaking to after he had signed his contract, the Dutch-born youngster gave us an insight into when Celtic became interested in him and what he’s been doing since he knew Celtic was a possibility.

“We played Celtic’s Under-23s and it wasn’t long after that I found out Celtic were interested in signing me,” he explained. “That was incredible, and as soon as I heard, I was excited and I wanted to take this opportunity.

“I started going on YouTube to watch Celtic, and when they were on TV, I watched the games. I watched Sunday’s match against Rangers. What a game! Celtic were brilliant and deserved to win.

“Now I can’t wait to play at Celtic Park in front of the fans. Hopefully when I get on the pitch and do something good, I’ll hear the noise for me.”

Jeremie was one of three deadline day deals with Greg Taylor and Lee O’Connor both coming in. All three signings have been for the back line.

Celtic lost a lot of defensive power in the summer and now they have strength in numbers going forward this season.


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