Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong, valued at around €20 million by Bayer Leverkusen.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Jeremie Frimpong is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move in a future transfer window. The Dutch right-back, valued at around €20 million by Bayer Leverkusen, is only a contingency option for Los Blancos if they cannot land their priority targets.
Jeremie Frimpong spent his formative years with Manchester City before joining Celtic in September 2019 in search of regular first-team opportunities. The decision was vindicated as he established a foothold in the Scottish giants’ squad and enjoyed a productive eighteen-month spell before joining Bayer Leverkusen in the January transfer window this year.
The move has panned out well for Frimpong, as after an initial settling in period, he has become a key figure for the Bundesliga outfit. This season, the Dutch right-back has played every single game for Die Werkself, chipping in with two goals and six assists in 20 appearances in all competitions. His exploits have now been noticed by one of the biggest clubs in the world in Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have been reported to be in the market for a right-back in the wake of the fitness issues that have blighted Dani Carvajal in the past year. With the Spaniard set to turn 30 in January, it behoves Real Madrid to lay down a succession plan for him, especially with Lucas Vazquez not proving to be as effective as he was last season as a makeshift right-back.
In addition, Alvaro Odriozola is facing an uncertain future with Real Madrid, with recent reports linking him with a permanent move to Fiorentina, where he is currently on loan. As a result, the Merengues have been linked with several players who fit the bill.
Some of Real Madrid’s reported targets are Jonathan Clauss, Denzel Dumfries and Pedro Porro. And Frimpong has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid, although he is only a contingency option for now.
Signing the Dutch right-back will not ping Los Blancos much, with Bayer Leverkusen likely to demand around €20 million for him. What now remains to be seen is if Real Madrid end up firming up their interest in Frimpong in case they are unable to land any of their priority right-back options.