Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Jeremie Frimpong has completed a four-year transfer move to German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen from Scottish giants Celtic FC.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon on Tuesday said: “That deal looks like it might go through. This has been in the background for the last six or seven weeks, the club have made strides to renegotiate with Jeremie and his representatives and that wasn’t the case.
“The player made it clear to me, to Nick [Hammond] to the board that he wanted to leave. I wouldn’t say he was unhappy, just ambitious maybe or he wanted to try something else and progress his career at another club. We’re obviously very disappointed because we did everything we could to try and entice the player to stay but he made it clear quite a while ago that his ambition was to leave.”
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— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) January 27, 2021
The 20-year old right-back made it clear to Celtic that he wanted to leave the club and was granted permission to speak with the German outfit.
Jeremie Frimpong has joined @bayer04_en on a permanent basis.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 27, 2021