SCOTT Brown reckons Jeremie Frimpong could generate as big a transfer fee in years to come for Celtic as Kieran Tierney.

The Amsterdam-born teenager, plucked for an initial £350,000 from Manchester City this summer, has made just ten senior appearances in his career but comparisons are already being drawn to his fellow full back Tierney, who secured a £25m move to Arsenal this summer.

While the total transfer fee could reach £1m for the 19-year-old, and Manchester City’s guaranteed 30% sell-on on any future transfer (or perhaps a 30% discount if they decide to buy him back) could eat into the Parkhead side’s profit margin, Brown reckons the first-team impact of the two men has been similar and knows Frimpong will fetch the club “serious money” in a few years’ time.

“I don’t think there’s been anyone apart from him and Kieran who’ve broken into the team at that age and done that well in such a short amount of time,” said Brown. “Every game he’s played he’s been man of the match. You look around the park and just think he’s going to get man of the match no matter what.

“He’ll be worth serious money in a few years,” Brown added. The main aim for us is to keep improving him as well to make sure he understands what it’s like playing in a three or a four, whether he’s playing full-back or wing back. He’s brilliant because he’s willing to learn and adapt as well. Kieran is the template for everyone that’s come through. His attitude and love for the club as well.”