Mark Wilson reveals his admiration for Jeremie Frimpong

Published on: 07 December 2019

Ex Celtic Defender Mark Wilson has praised Celtic's Jeremie Frimpong for his blastering pace and compared him to Kieran Tierney.

The former Hoops star has proven be  a huge admirer of the right-back who is winning hearts very quickly at Parkhead.

Celtic signed the 18-year-old from Manchester City in September and his recent performances mean he is likely to start in tomorrow's League Cup final with Rangers at Hampden Park.

Writing in The Scottish Sun earlier this week, Wilson stuck Frimpong at right-back in a combined Old Firm XI, ahead of James Tavernier.

And the 35-year-old has been singing his praises yet again, writing that he reminds him of a right-back version of Kieran Tierney.

"He never shies away from taking the ball. He just looks fearless. He’s got blistering pace, he’s always looking to join in attacks and it’s an ideal fit for a Celtic full-back.

“Celtic had it for years with Kieran Tierney on the other side."

Tierney quit Celtic to join Arsenal in a £25 million deal this past summer.

He was a huge player in helping the Bhoys win three successive domestic trebles, meaning that Frimpong comparison are a little premature.

The young Dutchman is most likely going to be a huge player for the Glasgow giants, and will probably go on to bigger and better things at some point in the future.