Recent reports have claimed that Southampton are one of a number of sides keeping tabs on Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong ahead of the January window.
According to The Scottish Sun, the Saints and several Championship clubs are tracking the Dutch teenager’s situation.
Frimpong, who arrived from Manchester City in a deal worth £342,000 last year, has been a regular under Neil Lennon this season, featuring in all 14 Scottish Premiership fixtures – making 21 appearances in all competitions.
Hampshire Live picked up on Southampton’s interest and revealed that City actually inserted a 30% sell-on clause in the youngster’s 2019 move to Parkhead.
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Sell-on clauses are a formality in today’s market, however, we feel that the high percentage could have an impact on any potential move in the New Year.
Frimpong’s current Celtic Park deal runs through to 2023, so the Hoops are under no pressure to sell at this moment in time.
Yes, take the money
No, keep at all costs
With the clause in mind, the Celtic hierarchy would need to accept a fairly large fee to recoup a decent amount for the versatile youngster.
Demanding a high fee, we feel, could complicate proceedings in the winter window, which could then see the Hoops keep hold of Frimpong’s services for the rest of the campaign at least.