Jeremie Frimpong transfer: Celtic defender moves to Bayer Leverkusen

Jeremie Frimpong has accomplished his everlasting transfer from Celtic to Bayer Leverkusen.

Frimpong nonetheless had two-and-a-half years left on his Celtic contract after becoming a member of from Manchester City in 2019.

He has signed a four-year take care of the German membership.

Celtic tweeted on Wednesday: “We would like to thank Jeremie Frimpong for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for his future career.”

Celtic boss Neil Lennon stated Frimpong expressed a need to depart the membership “six or seven weeks ago”, revealing the Premiership champions had obtained a “really robust offer” for the right-back.

Lennon stated: “The membership has made strides to renegotiate with Jeremie and his representatives and that wasn’t the case. The participant made it clear to me, to [head of football operations] Nick [Hammond] and the board that he wished to depart.

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“The membership felt it was a superb enterprise, we do as nicely from a soccer aspect of issues, and when a participant makes it clear he would favor to play his soccer elsewhere, all of us agreed that was a call we wanted to take.

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“Yeah, we’re dissatisfied to lose him, however he is are available for £300,000 and we may promote him for an enormous amount of cash.

“So it’s credit to the development of the player himself and what the coaches and the club have done for him, that a couple of top European clubs have shown an interest in him.”

A brand new right-back is now excessive on Lennon’s precedence listing earlier than the switch window closes on February 1 however the Celtic supervisor admitted the membership was unlikely to spend closely this month.

“I don’t know if we’ll be spending money,” he stated.

“It may just be looking at a player on loan until the end of the season, or one or two bargains that we feel could be value for money and would make us better.”

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Lennon additionally confirmed others had expressed a need to depart Celtic, including that he didn’t anticipate the membership to promote any extra gamers this window.

Speaking on the way forward for striker Odsonne Edouard, Lennon added: “We don’t want to sell him.

“There have been no bids for him, there’s been no hypothesis surrounding him. There’s been no real interest in him in any respect, significantly on this window.”

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