A day after a report that Tim Weah would remain at Paris St. Germain for the 2018-19 season, his future was uncertain Friday morning following a statement from PSG coach Tom Tuchel that the imminent signing of German-born Cameroon international Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting would impact Weah's future.
Weah posted on his Instagram page: "My time will come."
L'Equipe, which reported on Thursday that Weah would not be loaned out, mentioned Ligue
1 clubs Strasbourg and Angers as well as Italy's Lazio as clubs that had been interested in signing the 18-year-old U.S. international. The Ligue 1 transfer window closes at midnight on Friday. The
Italian summer window closed two weeks ago.
Weah was one of the young stars of the PSG preseason as it waited for the return of its World Cup stars. He scored in PSG's 4-0 win over Monaco in the Trophée des Champions -- the French version of the Community Shield -- and in its opening day win over Caen (3-0).
But following the return of Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, he did not dress last Saturday for its 3-1 win over Angers and is not in the traveling squad for Saturday's match at Nimes.
Un groupe de 18 Parisiens pour le déplacement au @nimesolympique !August 31, 2018
On Friday, Tuchel said the 29-year-old Choupo-Moting, whom he coached at German club Mainz and who was signed from English club Stoke City, was signed to be Cavani's backup. He fits the profile of a player to back up Cavani: strong and good in the air. Weah, used mostly on the wing until recently, doesn't fit that bruising profile.
"His arrival will influence Timothy Weah's future," Tuchel said of Choupo-Moting on Friday. "That said, they are different types of players."