JEREMIE FRIMPONG has been called into the Holland Under-20 international squad – after only FIVE first-team appearances in his career.

The 18-year-old Amsterdam-born right-back has been give the nod to join his nation’s player pool for the forthcoming match against the Czech Republic.

Frimpong arrived at the Hoops on transfer deadline day in a £350,000 switch from Manchester City with the deal rising to £1million with add-ons. He was seen as one for the future, but he has burst onto the scene with some electrifying performances and scored his first goal for the club in the recent 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

As well as seeing off the Dons, the teenager has played in the victories over Partick Thistle (5-0), Ross County (6-0), Hibs (5-2) and Motherwell (2-0).

Frimpong, who never made a top-side appearance for the Etihad giants, has three caps at under-19 level.

Neil Lennon has hailed the displays of the player and, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “I think there’s a bit of a love affair going on with him and everyone. We’re just really enjoying him and you can see that energy and quality he brings to the team.

“He’s having a fantastic time of it and long may that continue.

“It’s not just about individuals, the team and the squad have been outstanding for the last six or seven weeks.”


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