Celtic prodigy Jeremie Frimpong set to ditch England; hints of possibly representing Ghana, Netherlands

Published on: 10 October 2019

Highly-rated Celtic youngster, Jeremie Frimpong is set to ditch playing for the England national team as he hints of possibly representing Ghana or Netherlands at the senior national team level.

The defender who is of Ghanaian descent was born in Holland but moved to England at the age of seven. It was there his love for football developed before he joined Manchester City’s academy.

Now 18 years of age, the right-back is making headlines in Europe after impressing for Celtic in the Scottish Premier Championship as well as the domestic league competition.

Speaking in a recent interview, Jeremie Frimpong has stressed on his love for his Dutch nationality which he relishes representing at the senior national team level.

"I can remember kicking a ball about from as young as three", Frimpong told Celtic View.

"I used to go out and kick the ball about in the park with my brothers and their friends.

"One brother is four years older than me and the other is three years older, so it was good for me to play with older boys to help me bring along, the defender said.

He continued, "We all moved to England when I was seven and I've always stayed in Manchester, so I've spent most of my life in the UK. I don't consider myself English, though, I'm still Dutch.

"I still have family back home in Amsterdam so we'll go and visit them from time-to-time.

"My mum's from Ghana and I speak a Ghanaian language called Twi, fluently.

"I speak that, English and a little bit of Dutch.

"I have family in Ghana but I've only been over to visit them once when I was really young, so I can't really remember what it was like."

The youngster is expected to enjoy more minutes in Celtic colours when the international break is over.