Many Celtic fans have been talking about the latest update involving Jeremie Frimpong that recently emerged on social media.
Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Daily Record) have recently reported that Serie A giants Roma are interested in signing Jeremie Frimpong and the Dutch youngster has caught the eye of Paulo Fonseca, who has asked Frimpong’s agent to contact Celtic.
Should Celtic sell Frimpong to Roma in January?
It has been claimed that the Hoops talked about a potential fee of £13.5 million to part ways with the right-back, who would be keen on playing at a higher level, if a deal does go through.
This update about Frimpong was relayed on Twitter by the Daily Record. Many Celtic fans made their opinions clear about it.
What did Celtic fans make of this tweet about Jeremie Frimpong?
I’ll buy him his airline ticket
— Quare Bhoy (@Celtic_Call88) December 17, 2020
20m is the realistic price.
— Tom (@tomcelticfc) December 17, 2020
I think you meant £135m
— EsJay? (@EsJayHH) December 17, 2020
£40 million and not a penny less
— . (@KlNG89) December 17, 2020
Frimpong had joined Celtic from Manchester City in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £342k. He is a product of the Man City youth academy (as per Transfermarkt). He has also been linked with a move to Southampton.
The report about Roma’s interest in him claims that Man City inserted a 30 per cent sell on when he departed. This means that if Roma do meet Celtic’s asking price, City could earn around £4 million from the transfer (as per the Daily Record).
Some other Celtic fans also discussed the news about the Dutch youngster.
don’t even think about it lawwell. https://t.co/TZ0K2kF4XB
— Arron (@Arron2Smith) December 17, 2020
Think there’s a typo, someone added a decimal point. Should say £135m https://t.co/kassUQE8xe
— DB ? (@DB67_) December 17, 2020
Quadruple it and you still wont be close enough https://t.co/KDKhoqQLQ5
— Ciaran (@Chxppily) December 17, 2020
Some of these Celtic fans feel that Roma would have to pay a higher fee to sign Frimpong, whenever they try to sign him.
Having said that, if Roma do meet Celtic’s asking price of £13.5 million, the Hoops would make a huge profit from Frimpong’s sale. And they could reinvest that money to replace the 20-year-old. So selling Frimpong at this point wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Bhoys.