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27.01.2021Bayer 04

Transfer for the future: Frimpong signs for Bayer 04

Bayer 04 have signed the Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong. The Holland U20 international joins the Werkself from Scottish champions Celtic. The 20-year-old has signed a contract at Leverkusen to 30 June 2025.
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"In Jeremie Frimpong, we have been able to sign a player with a great facility to develop and this again is a forward-looking transfer for Bayer 04. He's technically strong, incredibly quick and has the desire to go forwards," declared sporting director Simon Rolfes. "Over the last year and a half, Jeremie has proved himself at an absolute top club in the physically very challenging Scottish league and in European competition. That important experience at Celtic, but above all his footballing ability, make him a very attractive young player."

From the perspective of Leverkusen's sporting managing director Rudi Völler, "We have completed a transfer completely in the spirit of Bayer 04 with the signing of Jeremie Frimpong. Young, accomplished on the ball, versatile, with top pace and a very lively style of play – players like that fit in with the way we want to perform on the pitch," said Völler. "If Jeremie continues in the same way in the coming years with the consistency he has shown up to now then he could be an important part of our team."

Frimpong: "I really like the way Bayer 04 play"

For the 20-year-old right-footer, the move to Bayer 04 represents a "great opportunity to be able to play in one of the best leagues in Europe," said Frimpong who will wear the number 30 shirt for Leverkusen. "I'm totally looking forward to the Bundesliga and, of course, this club in particular. Bayer 04 Leverkusen have regularly been in the Champions League and the Europa League. They demonstrated their ambition on the European stage last year in the two games against Glasgow Rangers," said Frimpong who came through the youth ranks at the English Premier League club Manchester City. "I really like the offensive, fast and technical style of play at Bayer 04 and I hope I can soon help the team."

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