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Southampton reported to be ‘keeping tabs’ on Celtic defender

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Southampton are reported to be ‘keeping tabs’ on Jeremie Frimpong.

Since signing in the summer of 2013 Southampton have wisely been keeping tabs on all Celtic players with Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk and following the Kenyan to the south coast of England.

Additionally, and Forster have spent time on loan at Celtic emphasising the bonds between both clubs.

The Sun reports:

CELTIC are braced for interest in rookie right-back with a number of English Championship clubs monitoring his situation. English Premier League outfit Southampton are also believed to be keeping tabs on the young defender.

Frimpong was signed on a four-year contract in September 2019, bypassed reserve football and forced his way into the Celtic first team despite and signing earlier that summer.

As a teenager without any competitive football to his name the Dutch born kid will be one of the lowest paid players in the Celtic first team squad.

Celtic will be reluctant to sell Frimpong in January especially with a doubt over Elhamed’ future with his family back in Israel.

After a net spend of around £15m during the summer transfer window Celtic are likely to be in selling mode next month as they try to balance the books without football.

It’ reported that City have a 30% sell on clause on Frimpong after they accepted a £350,000 bid from Celtic last summer.

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