Report: Tim Weah loan to Celtic follows contract extension at PSG

Tim Weah is off the Scottish champion Celtic for the rest of the 2018-19 season after signing a contract extension with Paris St. Germain that keeps him at the French champion for another season, through 2020-21, reported L'Equipe.

The 18-year-old son of the great George Weah had visited Celtic before Christmas and announced on Christmas Day his plans to leave PSG on loan.

Weah starred for PSG in preseason, scoring in 4-0 Trophée des Champions win over Monaco and off the bench in its Ligue 1 opener and starting in its second game of the season. But with the return of its World Cup stars and signing of Cameroonian forward Eric Choupo-Moting just before the French transfer window closed, there was no room for Weah in the first team, and he has not dressed since. His only three club games were with the PSG second team in the amateur fourth-tier National 2.

L'Equipe reported that the loan deal does not include a purchase option and the agreement with PSG followed a meeting between Weah's mother, Clar, and his attorney, Badou Sambague, and Antero Henrique, PSG's sporting director, on Friday.

PSG has been a pipeline for young French-bred strikers headed to Celtic. French international Moussa Dembele, who spent part of his youth in the PSG academy, starred at Celtic before moving to Lyon in August. Odsonne Edouard, 20, joined Celtic on loan last season before moving on a permanent transfer in June. Edouard had been in the PSG youth academy with Weah, who played for teams in the New York area before moving to France to join PSG’s academy at age 14.
3 comments about "Report: Tim Weah loan to Celtic follows contract extension at PSG".
  1. frank schoon, January 6, 2019 at 11:50 a.m.

    Going to Scotland is not a good, it certainly won't help his development or style of play.  If Scotland is the only place he can find to play then that doesn't say much for him and his future as a player, for Scotland has become a graveyard for soccer players. I can't believe his agent couldn't find anything better. Well, at least, he'll do a lot of running to keep himself warm,there, while playing in the winter. I'm sure he'll be the most in shape of anyone when trying out for the MNT.

  2. Chuck Kerr, January 6, 2019 at 6:01 p.m.

    Disagree with Schoon. I think a season, or even half a season, of Brendan-ball is great experience for any young player. Didn't hurt Dembele any. 

  3. frank schoon replied, January 6, 2019 at 8:11 p.m.

    Weah, is no Dembele

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