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Jeremie Frimpong: Should Bayern or Man Utd take advantage of his €40m release clause?

Bayer Leverkusen wing-back Jeremie Frimpong has been in cracking form this season, contributing four goals and five assists as Die Werkself sit top of the Bundesliga standings.

The 22-year-old has helped his side keep five clean sheets in 12 matches, and they have only conceded ten goals. Only Bayern Munich have a better defensive record.

In Xabi Alonso’s 3-4-2-1 formation, Frimpong and Alejandro Grimaldo provide the width, and the pair have been dangerous.

Frimpong’s form has attracted interest from several European giants. These clubs will be circling for his services after learning of his €40 million release clause, which activates next summer. 

Manchester United have been linked with the rapid Leverkusen full-back since last summer after he notched nine goals and eight assists last season.

He would provide the Red Devils with the attacking thrust that Aaron Wan-Bissaka lacks. He is a constant box threat, providing a constant source of unpredictable danger on the right flank. 

While United defender Diogo Dalot is competent going forward, Frimpong edges out the Portuguese international with his incredible output.

Bayern also desperately need Frimpong’s services after having issues in their full-back areas with Thomas Tuchel dropping Alphonso Davies for their last two games, forcing right-back Noussair Mazraoui to deputise.

Mazraoui has blown hot and cold at right-back since arriving from Ajax, but Die Rekordmeister will keep him around while they try to get rid of disappointing right-back Bouna Sarr. 

Konrad Laimer has been featuring regularly at right-back despite being a natural midfielder. 

The Bundesliga champions need to reinforce both full-back areas and could do much worse than Frimpong, whose quality they are well aware of.

Bayern have been clamouring for the club to sign him and the top brass will be aware of his release clause.

Arsenal have been sticking with Ben White at right-back, but if they are looking for a more attacking threat, they will struggle to find many players better than Frimpong.

Real Madrid could also be in the market for a right-back as Dani Carvajal is advancing in age and doesn’t have an adequate back-up.

It is unclear where Frimpong will end up next summer, but he is reportedly keen on leaving Leverkusen. 

European giants know he is a gem with remarkable offensive attributes. He will be a massive asset for whichever club gets their hands on him.

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