Alan Hutton has tipped Celtic 19-year-old Jeremie Frimpong to play a key role for Neil Lennon next season after bursting on the scene at Parkhead.
The former Rangers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits the Hoops’ right-back has been a joy to watch during the 2019/20 campaign.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Hoops want to reward the 19-year-old with a new contract, which would include a significant wage rise, after his impressive form since signing from Manchester City.
The youngster was not even included as part of the Bhoys’ European squad earlier in the season but quickly became a first-team regular as the campaign progressed.
With a potential new deal in the offing, Hutton has tipped Frimpong to play a big role for the Bhoys as they chase 10 league titles in a row.
Hutton told Football Insider: “He’s been brilliant. For one not even being in the European squad, to come in, take the chance with both hands and really standing out for one so young, it’s been brilliant, really exciting to watch.
“As a right-back myself it’s been good to watch him, someone with that talent, no fear, just enjoying football. He’s one that looks like he could go on and do great things.
“Celtic will be wanting to tie him down for the moment and just try continue what he’s doing, getting better with time.
“I think he’ll be a key person next season and definitely one to watch because as his confidence grows and the more games he plays, he’ll get better.”
Frimpong has played 19 times for Celtic this season, having been initially brought in for the Hoops’ reserve side.
A Netherlands under-20 international, he never featured for Manchester City’s senior side before moving to Glasgow.