Tim Weah: 'My time will come'

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).

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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.


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."

3 comments about "Tim Weah: 'My time will come'".
  1. frank schoon, August 31, 2018 at 9:29 a.m.

    He shouldn't complain...it is just a reality of life that this kid still needs to learn a lot about the game. And  to think he can play with Neymar and DiMaria up front is wishful thinking...Loan him out and let him learn.....

  2. beautiful game, August 31, 2018 at 12:02 p.m.

    Tim needs playing time, as much as is possible in order to prove his metal. His bar should be to at least equal the quality of his dad. Until then, sitting on the pine presents a huge obstacle.

  3. frank schoon replied, August 31, 2018 at 1:29 p.m.

    He's not going to reach that bar of his dad just like Jordi Cruyff never came close to reaching his father's bar.... George Weah got his soccer learning experience, the hard school, in Africa and not in some plush country where his son played wwhere the competition is a lot less

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