Journalist Fabrizio Romano is one of the go to people for transfer news with him tipping former Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong to make a major move.
The 21-year old has been selected by Louis van Gaal for the Netherlands World Cup squad having impressed for Bayer Leverkusen this season in both the Bundesliga and Champions League.
He is being tipped for a transfer to English giants Manchester United who are currently in the market for a right-back with it expected that Aaron Wan-Bissaka will leave the club and possibly return to his former side Crystal Palace.
Romano has revealed that United have sent scouts on a number of occasions to watch the Dutchman as they could possibly prepare a bid for the former Manchester City academy star in the winter transfer window although a deal could be difficult.
“They need probably a new right-back. As an opportunity on the market, Jeremie Frimpong is one of the players they are following,” said Fabrizio Romano speaking to Givemesport.
“They have sent their scouts multiple times to follow him, but Bayer Leverkusen will try to keep the player until the end of the season, so it’s not going to be an easy one.”
Having pipped Atletico Madrid to third place in their Champions League group, the German side may want to hold on to Frimpong for their Europa League bid as they take on AS Monaco in the knockout play-off round.
Since leaving Glasgow in January 2021, Frimpong has grown from strength to strength and is continually progressing his game. With his participation at the World Cup, Celtic are set to receive a small fee for the defender’s inclusion through the Club Benefits Programme.
That isn’t where they money making stops as if Frimpong does money for any significant sum of money it is believed that Celtic have a sell-on fee attached to him which would bag the Hoops a tidy sum of money.