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Celtic’s Frimpong won’t be cheap and Lennon sings squads praises

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Celtic demolished fellow Glasgow side Partick Thistle 5-0 last night and one player that stood out was Dutch new Bhoy Frimpong, the right back played a fantastic debut and Celtic fans just can’t believe how cheap the club got him for in the summer.

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Frimpong arrived for an initial £350,000 four-year switch from Manchester City on transfer deadline day, but add-ons will take that fee to £1million. That fee will be a pittance if he can become a regular in Lennon’s squad and even more if Frimpong helps Celtic to another treble.

Lennon has now earned the full backing of the Celtic support as the Irishman has built a balanced team that are still able to score goals from all areas of the pitch, compared to last season Celtic don’t need to rely on the same eleven players to play the full season, that itself deserves praise.

Lennon praised his players after the romp into the semi-final and a November meeting with Hibs at Hampden, but he singled out “crowd-pleaser” debutant Jeremie Frimpong for a special mention.

The Hoops gaffer, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “He took the opportunity and was excellent.

“He’s really impressed us in training and it was a great debut for him. He’s very quick, strong for his size and very good on the ball.

“We’re hoping for big things from Jeremie as he goes along.

“I thought he was very good, very infectious. What you saw is what we’re seeing in training. He took the opportunity to play off the back of Moritz Bauer being out. He can be delighted with his night’s work and it’s a good start.

“Frimpong is battling for a first-team place. As soon as we brought him in, he has excelled. We feel he could be a really good player here.”

Celtic have positions covered

At the start of this season, many fans were worried about the lack of cover Celtic had in certain areas as we lost a vast amount of quality, now it seems Celtic have plenty of players who can easily slot into their positions without the drop in quality.

Whatever happens this season with Celtic, Lennon surely deserves all the credit in the world as so far his Celtic squad are shaping up to be a real force domestically and in Europe.

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