Journalist Michael Gannon has recently discussed Celtic fans’ reaction to the sale of Jeremie Frimpong.
Gannon appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Record Celtic podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One major talking point was the sale of Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen and Gannon discussed the Celtic fans’ reaction to the Dutchman’s transfer. He believes that Celtic fans may not shed tears for Frimpong’s exit.
Will Celtic regret selling Frimpong?
Frimpong had arrived at Parkhead from Manchester City in the summer of 2019 for a fee of only £342k, but the Hoops have earned £9.9 million from his sale to Leverkusen. He had played for the Man City Under-18 and Under-23 sides.
Gannon believes that there were still some weaknesses in Frimpong’s style and he was still very much a rough diamond.
He said: “I don’t think there’d be too many tears in terms of the support. I think the frustration with Frimpong this season is in terms of end product. He’s an attacking full-back, his end product isn’t that great in terms of his final ball. Defensively, again, not quite the finished article. So he’s very much a rough diamond.”
TIF Thoughts on Gannon’s comments about Frimpong…
In the current campaign, Frimpong had been a regular for the Bhoys on the right side of the pitch. The Dutchman made 30 appearances in all competitions and directly contributed to six goals. He scored once and got five assists as well. In the Premiership, he contributed to three goals (as per Transfermarkt).
So while he is pretty young, he still contributed to goals for the Bhoys and apart from playing at right-back, he also played further forward as well. This suggests that he was an important player for Neil Lennon’s side and Celtic fans should be disappointed to lose him.