“Really robust offer” is apparently a euphemism for “Can’t believe they would pay that much”, following the transfer of Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen. The player is still only 20, with several development years ahead, but I doubt any of us set his valuation in this bracket.
At times this season I referred to Jeremie as our MVP (after his demolition of Hibs in September) and lamented the lack of end product comparable to Kristofer Ajer, when the adaptable central defender plays right back.
The failure to get crosses into the box by full backs on both wings, at the level Kris can apparently achieve, has been one of Celtic’s critical failures this season. Come what may in the summer, we would have attempted to recruit an improvement, with or without Jeremie, who remains more potential than actual.
There is a major rebuilding job ahead, but with only the Scottish Cup a practical target this season, Neil Lennon is unlikely to see much of the reported £11.5m (before Man City’s cut) this week.
Good luck to you, Jeremie.
Loved the way we whipped the ball around last night.