that Tim Weah
, who scored his first Ligue 1 goal for Paris St. Germain in
its season opener and then started the second game, won't head off on loan.
The 18-year-old son of Liberian president (and former PSG star) George Weah
, attracted interest from
several first division clubs. L'Equipe named Strasbourg and Angers in France and Italy's Lazio.
Several issues arose with any loan deals. PSG wants to have Weah already locked into a
long-term contract -- his current deal goes through the end of next season -- and assurances that the young forward will get sufficient playing time so he'd come back a better player.
issue at PSG is Weah finds himself behind Neymar
, Kylian Mbappe
, Edinson Cavani
and Angel Di Maria
on the frontline. With Cavani's return last week, Weah did not dress for
the 3-1 win over Angers.
But new PSG coach Thomas Tuchel
, who has a reputation for working with young players, wants to keep Weah and have him available to relieve his stars -- in
particular Cavani -- during PSG's busy season.
Weah has been one of several teenagers in the same boat at PSG. Stanley Nsoki
, Antoine Bernede
, Moussa Diaby
all played in the early season as PSG eased its World Cup players back into the rotation. They have all drawn interest from other clubs, either for loan deals or permanent moves.