Celtic youngster courted by Ghana

Celtic youngster courted by Ghana

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019. 12:00

Glasgow Celtic youngster Jeremie Frimpong has revealed that he is eligible for three countries and has been courted by Ghana in the recent past.

Right-back Frimpong, who joined from Manchester City on a four-year deal at the start of the season, has just broken into the Celtic first team and the 18-year-old is regarded as a hot talent for the future.

He was born in the Netherlands, but is also eligible for England based on residency and Ghana through his parents.

He says there has been some contact with the Ghana Football Association, but for now his dream remains to play for the land of his birth.

“I’m still working on my Dutch! I know how to speak it a little. If I do play for the national team I will try to learn it.” Jeremie told CelticTV.

“The language isn’t the easiest to learn. The way they speak is fast so you just have to listen to what they are saying and look at their lips carefully. My sister speaks it fluently. She has been teaching me little bits but it’s hard.

“It was English that was spoken in the house when I was growing up. That and the Ghanaian language called Twi.

“My mum would normally speak that to me but my brothers and sisters all speak English. The only Dutch they would use would be hello and goodbye.

“There is interest in me from Ghana but right now I want to play for Holland, although I won’t write off Ghana. I could play for England as well. If that came about it would be between those three.”

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