Celtic look set for €10 million-plus cash boost this summer

Peter Lawell, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Nicholson
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Celtic had plenty of good news over the weekend. Three points at home against St Mirren came on Saturday. That was followed by Ross County defeating the Rangers in Dingwall on Sunday. The two results left the Hoops still leading the Premiership table by four points while having played a game more than the Ibrox side.

That defeat for the Rangers wasn't the only match played elsewhere at the weekend to bring good news for Celtic. Over in Germany, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Werder Bremen 5-0 and secured their first Bundesliga title.

Former Celtic player Jeremie Frimpong was one of the Bayer Leverkusen players celebrating on the pitch with fans afterwards. And there is cause for the Hoops supporters to follow suit.

Frimpong has been growing in stature since joining Bayer Leverkusen from Celtic back in 2021 in an £11 million transfer. He has been one of the German side's top players this season. He has managed 12 goals and 11 assists in 38 matches this season. Not a bad return for a right-back, and none were penalties!

Celtic look set for €10 million-plus cash boost this summer

That form has meant Frimpong now ranks highly in the world when it comes to the right-back position. He has also become a Dutch international.

Over Frimpong's three and a half years with Bayer Leverkusen, there has been plenty of interest in his signature from other clubs. Rumours have emerged of potential deals with Manchester United and Arsenal. He has also been linked with Real Madrid. There is believed to be a €40 million release clause in his current deal as well.

And that's where the news is great for the Hoops. As reported by Football Scotland, Celtic chiefs inserted a 30 per cent sell-on fee as part of Frimpong's £11 million switch to Bayer Leverkusen in January 2021.