Bayer Leverkusen are expected to demand €50m (£44m) for Manchester United target Jeremie Frimpong, according to reports in the German media.
The Red Devils are said to be keen on securing the former Celtic player’s signature, but the exorbitant price tag being quoted has got many supporters on Twitter questioning whether he is worth the fee:
— Jai🏴🇯🇲 (3Thug) (@JaiTriple9_) April 13, 2023
not worth it
— jagan (@UtdJagz) April 13, 2023
50 mil? 😂 keep that money and spend it on another player
— 🔴🔰 (@UnitedRevolved) April 13, 2023
50milli for someone that's not good defensively? Oh my goodness!
— 👑That Egba Boy👅😊 (@dapxolee) April 14, 2023
50 mil for an average player 😭
— 🇶🇦🔰 (@ErikTenHagBall) April 13, 2023
nonsense for 50m, 25 or leave it
— red ☭ 🇸🇴 (@red7eye1) April 13, 2023
He ain't worth more than €30m-€40m, John Murtough is getting extorted as usual
— J.Winnfield (@Utd_Bey) April 13, 2023
— Alexander Efraim (@alex_cassano99) April 13, 2023
Frimpong has been in great form, having scored eight goals and provided nine assists this season, despite ostensibly being a fullback.
However, the Netherlands international has often been criticised because of his defensive deficiencies and fans are right to ask whether the club should prioritise a move for the defender.
It is believed that Frimpong is being eyed as a possible replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and, while the Dutchman seems to be an upgrade in terms of his threat in the final third, could the money be better spent in other areas of the pitch?
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