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City get windfall from Celtic transfer

Manchester City have been given an unexpected transfer windfall, following the sale of Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong.

The Dutch under-20 international signed for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £11.5 million, and City are entitled to 30% of that.

Although he was born in Amsterdam, Frimpong, who is of Ghanaian descent, moved with his family to England when he was seven years old, and joined the City academy at the age of nine. He progressed through the club’s youth ranks at the Etihad, although he never made a senior appearance at the Etihad.

In 2019 he signed a four-year deal with Celtic, but City inserted a sell-on clause in his contract which has now been activated.

He went on to make 51 appearances for Celtic, making his debut for them in a League Cup quarter-final against Partick Thistle.  He finished his spell on Scotland having scored three times for the Hoops, and completing a domestic treble with them in the 2019 – 2020 season.

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