Jackie McNamara has been left raving over the “exciting” potential of Celtic youngster Jeremie Frimpong after playing in his second first-team game last weekend.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Hoops and Scotland defender says that the 18-year-old looks like he possesses a huge amount of talent after featuring versus Ross County.
Frimpong arrived at Parkhead from Premier League giants Manchester City this summer but the 18-year-old has had to bide his time for first-team action, with one Premiership and one League Cup appearance under his belt so far.
Having seen the youngster given a runout against Ross County last weekend, the teenager managing to keep a clean sheet and get an assist, McNamara says he is very excited about what the future holds for him.
McNamara told Football Insider: “He’s a young lad and the game suited him, the space to go and exploit.
“He caused them problems going forward up and down that side, he looks a real prospect. I think Neil will break him in gently into the fold. That’s his second game, he’ll protect him. He looks a real exciting prospect.”
Frimpong, who is a Dutch under-19 international, never featured for Manchester City’s first team during his time at the Etihad Stadium, while his two appearances for Celtic are the only two times he has featured in the senior squad under Neil Lennon.
The Hoops boss has Hatem Abd Elhamed and Moritz Bauer as his senior options on the right-hand side of the defence, the Israeli international seemingly the manager’s first choice.