DUTCH dazzler Jeremie Frimpong has been hailed as “one of the best kids I’ve ever seen” by delighted Neil Lennon.

The Celtic boss was all smiles after the 19-year-old purchase from Manchester City on transfer deadline day had lit up the east end of Glasgow with a thrilling performance capped by the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Hibs yesterday.

Frimpong was played in an advanced role on the right wing and he revelled in running amok against the shell-shocked Easter Road rearguard who just could not pin down the will-o’-the-wisp entertainer.

It was only the teenager’s 10th game for the Hoops after making a Man-of-the-Match debut in the 5-0 Betfred League Cup quarter-final win over Championship outfit Partick Thistle in in September.

A beaming Lennon told BBC Sport: “I don’t want to big him up too much, but everyone is seeing it with their own eyes.

“His level of performance is outstanding. He has pace, power, end product and he gets a goal today, as well. So, he’s been magnificent since he came in the door.”

The champions’ win over the Leith outfit was their eighth in a row in the league and stands them in good stead for the trip to Edinburgh on Wednesday to face Hearts at Tynecastle.

A victory will push the Hoops five points ahead of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side who will have a free midweek before they also travel to the capital to face Hibs at Easter Road on Friday evening.


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