Nine months after leaving Celtic for the Bundesliga Jeremie Frimpong is pleased to be back ‘home’.
After less than 18 months at Celtic the Dutchman left for Bayer Leverkusen during the January transfer window.
It was a surprise deal completed in almost a day with Frimpong’s last Celtic match a 2-2 draw away to Livingston on a snowy January night.
Football fate works in strange ways with Frimpong back in Glasgow as a Bayer Leverkusen to face a much changed Celtic side tomorrow night.
Speaking to the Daily Record after a text exchange with Boli Bolingoli and Mikey Johnston, Frimpong said:
They can’t wait to see me. Me too. Obviously, they were good friends. We still are friends. It’s really amazing to be back.
When I was in the car coming here I was just looking at the streets and remembering it all. When I see the stadium again, the inside, it’s really amazing to be back, really nice.
David Turnbull and Tom Rogic are likely to be the only players selected tomorrow night that played alongside Frimpong in his memorable spell at Celtic.
The Germans arrive in top form from the Bundesliga and on the back of a home win over Ferencvaros in their opening Europa League group match.
Frimpong is likely to be facing Jota with the on loan Benfica winger in top form after less than a month as a Celtic player.