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Man United make first move for dynamic former Man City player – he could join in January

Man United are interested in adding Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong to their squad in the transfer window, according to reports.

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The Dutch right-back has starred in the Bundesliga over the previous two seasons, netting six goals in 46 league appearances during his time at Leverkusen.

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Incredibly, five of those goals have come in 11 league appearances this term. The 21-year-old primarily operates at wing-back, and netted twice in this month’s 4-0 win over Schalke.

He also has two assists in three Champions League games, and has been a crucial part of the Leverkusen side.

Although the German club sit bottom of their European group, they are three points behind second-placed Porto with two games remaining, meaning they still have an opportunity to progress to the knockout stages.

And Frimpong’s performances have alerted some top European clubs – including Man United.

Jeremie Frimpong to Man United?

Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenburg has reported that the Red Devils sent scouts to Germany over the weekend to watch Leverkusen’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

Frimpong netted a late equaliser for his side in the match, which will no doubt have elevated his stock further.

Plettenburg has also claimed that United want to sign a “high-quality right-back” this winter, meaning the Red Devils could do a deal in January – with Frimpong seemingly at the top of their list.

If the Dutch defender, who is also eligible to play for Ghana and England, does move to Manchester, it would represent a return to the United Kingdom for the player.

He came through the youth system at Manchester City, before leaving in 2019 in search of first-team football.

Frimpong moved to Celtic, and spent one-a-half seasons with the club, helping them to a Scottish domestic treble in his first campaign.

And according to the Scottish Daily Express, it is believed that there was a sell-on clause included in the wing-back’s move from Celtic to Leverkusen, meaning the Scottish giants could be in line for a large windfall in the event of any transfer involving their former player.

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