Southampton are currently looking at Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong as they consider making a move for the 19-year-old in the summer.
According to The Athletic, several clubs have been keeping tabs on Frimpong in recent weeks, including Southampton. However, Celtic are not interested in doing business this month, meaning the Saints will have to wait until the next transfer window if they want to make a move for the player.
With Cedric Soares set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires and Kyle Walker-Peters only likely to join on a loan deal this month, Frimpong could be a good long-term solution for Ralph Hasenhuttl.
At 19, the Dutch youngster has years of service to offer and looks capable of adding much to that Southampton right flank. This season, he has proven to be quite the attacking threat from the right-back position, racking up two goals and constantly providing the opposition problems with his energy and pace — something Scott Brown recently spoke about.
“Jeremie is incredible to be honest,” the Celtic captain was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. “He is so keen and has a lot of energy. He runs up and down that line and his change of direction and speed is so hard to cope with.”
What has been quite evident this month is Hasenhuttl’s desire to strengthen the right-back position. And while he may not be available this month, Frimpong certainly looks like he could be a good option.
Southampton have had success when doing business with Celtic in the past, bringing in the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama, who have gone on to become established Premier League players — the former undoubtedly more than that. Perhaps Frimpong could be the next success story.
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