‘Didn’t We Sell Him?’ ‘Bring Him Back’ Fans React As City Consider Triggering Bundesliga Player’s £35M Clause

Manchester City and Manchester United are competing for the services of Bayer Leverkusen wingback Jeremie Frimpong, according to The Sun.

The English tabloid claims that the Dutchman, who spent over a decade in City’s academy, is attracting interest from the two Manchester clubs ahead of the next transfer window.


Frimpong reportedly has a £35m release clause in his contract which can only be triggered this summer, and fans on X have been debating whether the defender should be brought back to the Etihad:

Frimpong has been in fantastic form

The 23-year-old has played an integral role for Leverkusen in their title challenge, having scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists in 34 appearances this season.

Frimpong is usually deployed as a wingback, which would leave question marks about where he would fit into Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven. However, he did play regularly at fullback at his previous team Celtic.

City will have to replace  Kyle Walker in the near future

Although the England international did sign a new three-year contract with the Premier League champions back in September, the defender will be 34 in May.

With that being the case, City do need to consider potential long-term replacements for Walker. As Frimpong is a decade younger, the Netherlands international does look like an excellent candidate.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.