Jeremie Frimpong revisits Celtic exit fear as he makes brutally honest 'big league' deciding factor claim

By Mark Pirie

Jeremie Frimpong doubted if he was ready for a move to Bayer Leverkusen from Celtic.

Frimpong was a Hoops hero up until his move to Germany which came in the midst of the chaotic attempt at making 10-in-a-Row history.

Neil Lennon claimed the right-back had “made it clear” he wanted to leave Parkhead, however the full-back admits he major concerns about leaving Glasgow's east end.

Having now become a regular feature for the Bundesliga title hopefuls, Frimpong told Het Parool of his time at Celtic: “That was probably the best part of my career so far (when the offer came in).

"I thought: wow, I am suddenly worth so much of nothing.

"Of course, I hoped and thought one day I'd play in a big league, but it was so soon."

The Netherlands youth cap also revealed a move to Glasgow almost didn't happen with a whirlwind deadline day move in 2019 allowing him to gain first-team experience.

Having turned up for Manchester City training, he was quickly sent home.

Frimpong added: “I hardly spoke to my agent. I knew about the interest, but not about an agreement. You know what was crazy? I couldn't say goodbye (to his Manchester City teammates)."

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