An up and coming Celtic superstar and youngster has recently claimed that he made the decision to leave the EPL for the Hoops on his own.
Celtic was able to acquire a youngster from Manchester City this past summer, and has turned out to be quite the revelation. The player in question is right-back Jeremie Frimpong, who has proven he is more than capable of taking over the starting role.
After starting right-back Hatem Abd Elhamed went down with another injury this season, new Bhoy Jeremie Frimpong was thrust into the spotlight earlier than expected. Jeremie Frimpong has flourished in his role, and now the reported £350,000 transfer fee seems like an absolute bargain.
Now the fans are embracing him more than ever after he has shown what he is capable of, and he is already having shirts and slogans named after him.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Jeremie Frimpong reveals how it was actually his decision to make the move to Scotland to join Celtic from Manchester City:
“I’ve got lots of brothers and they’re down in Manchester. But when I have matches my mum and my brother come up.
“They’re coming up for Christmas so I won’t be by myself.
“At first they were a bit apprehensive about me moving here but it was my choice. I know what’s best for me and they agreed with my decision.”
It is always a bit surprising when a talented youngster makes the decision on his own to leave a program like Manchester City for the Scottish Premiership League. But then again, Celtic has a world-renown developmental program and now Jeremie Frimpong is getting first-team experience in European competition as well.
It will be worth keeping an eye when Hatem Abd Elhamed returns from injury, and who will be the starting right-back. Conventional wisdom says to expect Hatem Abd Elhamed to reclaim his starting spot, but the way Jeremie Frimpong has been playing, you can’t rule him out for maintaining his spot.