Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton says the club must be given credit for their ability to find hidden gems, after picking up Jeremie Frimpong for a modest fee in the summer.
The Hoops paid Manchester City just £350,000 for the Dutchman, and Sutton believes the teenager’s performances have made him an absolute bargain:
“Jeremie Frimpong has been absolutely sensational since he was snapped up from Manchester City. Although it could rise in the future, the fee of £350,000 for that lad now appears laughable.”
“Frimpong has been dynamite. His energy, enthusiasm and quality have been breathtaking at times and that’s a terrific market for Celtic.”
A lot of the praise must go to Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond for managing to identify Frimpong as having the potential to exceed expectations.
The right-back has performed superbly over the course of the campaign so far, having scored two goals and provided three assists in 14 appearances.
Manager Neil Lennon has placed tremendous faith in Frimpong, having started him in the League Cup final earlier this month, and he even employed the 19-year-old in a more advanced role against Hibernian.
His excellent attacking qualities were demonstrated to the full in the 2-0 win last week, scoring the opening goal on the night. Fans will be hoping the Hoops continue finding more diamonds in the rough.