Scott Brown has revealed that from his first week in training Jeremie Frimpong brought the Wow Factor.
As the transfer window closed on September 2 the club announced the arrival of a teenager from Manchester City as fans checked with Google for details on the new kid.
There was little to go on but Frimpong had caught Neil Lennon’s eye in a bounce game between the Development Squads of City and Celtic.
After the international break the new bhoy faced his first day in training. The skipper sets high standards but Frimpong sailed through his audition, quickly becoming a key element of Celtic’s title winning side.
Brown told the Celtic website:
I don’t think many people knew Jeremie from Man City, but the gaffer and John Kennedy were absolutely delighted with him when he came in. It was one of those ones where during the first few days at training, we were like. ‘Wow! He’s quick.’
Then he started growing into a proper right-back, he’s learning how we play as well. Especially at Celtic Park, we play with two full-backs who want to go forward and he’s got the pace to go forward and back, he’s got composure on the ball and he’s even chipped in with some goals as well. The one he scored in Aberdeen, he couldn’t miss it, but he tried his best!’
On September 25 Frimpong made his first team debut in a 5-0 League Cup win over Partick Thistle, three weeks late he played his first SPFL match, a 6-0 win over Ross County.
Frimpong wasn’t registered for Celtic’s Europa League squad but after 19 first team games he’ll be a key player as Brown looks to lift his tenth successive league title.