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Frimpong’s parting praise for Lennon and Brown

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Jeremie Frimpong has thanked Neil Lennon but has no regrets over his decision to quit Celtic for Bayer Leverkusen.

With less than 50 matches played the Dutch born kid left Celtic last month with Leverkusen coming up with a fee of around £11m while the transfer market is largely stagnant.

Frimpong looked like being part of a rebuilding programme at Celtic next season but just like he did at Manchester City in the summer of 2019 he decided to up sticks and test himself in a brand new environment.

Picking up on an interview with The Athletic, The Sun reports Frimpong saying:

For me, I play to win trophies, as I’ve said. I want to play for winning teams, and I want to win a lot more. I’m 20, I’ve got a lot of years to play and prove myself. I’ve still got a lot of work to do.

Neil Lennon — sorry, the gaffer! — was the first manager to give me my start, so I’ll always respect him for that. I think I was close to everyone. First day I clicked with everyone straight away.

The captain Scott Brown gave me a lot of information, taught me about the game, the club. Callum (McGregor) was good as well, so was Boli (Bolingoli). Jonny Hayes as well. They taught me how I should use my ability and adapting to the country.

This month Leverkusen face Young Boys of Berne for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League while sitting in fifth place in the Bundesliga with the top four going straight into the group stage of the Champions League.

With Hatem Abd Elhamed also leaving Celtic this month the hoops have brought in Jonjoe Kenny on loan from Everton to play at right-back.

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