Manchester City have inserted a sizeable 30% sell-on clause into the contract of Jeremie Frimpong who recently joined Celtic, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Hoops paid an initial £350,000 for the right-back, with the potential future fee likely to be around £1 million.
First-team appearances and successes with Neil Lennon’s team will dictate how much of the remaining £650,000 the Premier League champions actually see.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the deal is the 30% sell-on fee added to the contract.
Frimpong was a highly-rated member of their under-18 outfit that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup last season.
The 18-year-old also played four games in the EFL Trophy as City reached the quarter-final of the competition.
Such a sell-on fee perhaps highlights the potential that the Citizens feel he has and that can only bode well for Celtic.
TBR Verdict – Potential maybe, but where does Frimpong fit in at Celtic?
Frimpong arrives as a potential star of the future but there is a question to be asked over what sort of role he will play at Celtic Park.
Hatem Abd Elhamed played at right-back on Sunday and seems firmly established as the number one in that role.
Frimpong can play at left-back too so it perhaps seems likely that he will act as cover for both those spots.
The 18-year-old should get a chance to shine on the first-team stage at Celtic Park – certainly more so than if he had stayed at Manchester City.
Given news of the 30% clause in the deal, Celtic fans will relish the chance to see just how good the youngster is in action.
There is no way that City would include such a deal if they didn’t think Frimpong was going to cut it so Celtic fans should be excited by this element of his contract.