Serie A giants AS Roma are reportedly showing an interest in Celtic teenager Jeremie Frimpong.
That’s according to Italian outlet La Gazzeta della Sport, cited by the Glasgow Evening Times, who claim that the Italian side are mulling over a bid, with the Hoops setting a £13.5m asking price.
The report claims that Marco Abreu, agent of Roma manager Paulo Fonesca, has been instructed to approach Celtic over a potential move for the Dutch ace.
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Frimpong’s current Transfermarkt valuation stands at £2.7m, so the Hoops’ £13.5m asking price is five times his market value.
Manchester City placed a 30% sell-on clause in the deal which took Frimpong to Celtic Park, so should the club accept a £13.5m offer from any side, the Hoops would only receive £9.45m, with £4.05m heading to the Etihad.
It’ll be interesting to see what the club decide should a bid come in, with Hatem Elhamed also linked with a move away from Parkhead.
That would leave Neil Lennon with a real shortage at right-back, so we feel the club need to be careful when it comes to defensive departures in the New Year.