Looking At Potential Celtic Loanee Timothy Weah

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A quick look at PSG youngster Timothy Weah’s Instagram account and you’d notice that the US internationalist could be set for a loan away from the French capital come January.

He stated:

“I just want to take the time to talk to everyone about the decision my family and I made about going on loan this winter,”

Look deeper into the player’s Instagram account and you’ll notice that the eighteen year old has starting following a host of Celtic players. That suggests that Timothy could be on his way to Glasgow for the remainder of the season. The Guardian have said that the Scottish side are in pole position for his signature.

The Scottish Premiership champions could do with more striking talent. They sold prolific marksman  Moussa Dembele during the last days of the summer transfer window and that meant that The Hoops have only had two main forwards in the first team squad since the end of August.

Since then Leigh Griffiths has taken an indefinite leave of absence to deal with some personal issues, meaning that Brendan Rodgers just has Odsonne Edouard as a recognised main striker.

While attacking stars like Scott Sinclair and James Forrest have stepped up and scored some vital goals this term, you can see why Celtic will want one or two new forwards to arrive next month.

Teenage sensation Timothy Weah would certainly be a welcomed addition, if he indeed does sign on for the rest of the season.

Son of world-class striker George Weah, Tim has shown us that he’s a player packed with great attacking potential.

He’s already won eight caps for the US national team and scored in his nation’s win over Boliva. His maiden international goal showed everyone that he has the brains to time his run, find space inside the opposition’s penalty area and he also has the composure to smash home chances.

It was never going to be easy for the eighteen year old to break into the PSG starting line-up this term; what with Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe standing in his way.

That has restricted young Weah to just two appearances in Ligue 1 and he scored in one of those. He also started in the Trophee des Champions tie against AS Monaco, scoring in that game too!

Like his dad, Timothy seems very keen to go on a dribble and put opponents on the back foot. He stands over six foot tall but looks leaner than his father. The younger Weah also has the pace and skill-set to play on either wing, if needed. He seems to prefer to come in off the left wing and either provide an accurate cross or hit a strike with his right foot.

You can tell he loves being on the ball and charging forward with it and that would certainly suit Celtic’s style.

Celtic could be seen as an ideal destination for the young forward.

PSG will have noticed that Edouard (who first joined Celtic on loan from the French champs) has grown as a player since his move to Glasgow. Given the Parkhead side’s troubles up-top, Weah should see plenty of game time if he were to join.

Scottish football should toughen the young forward up. We know the Scottish game can be rough but that can actually help young stars, getting them ready for the big occasions and making them better all-round talents.

As I’ve already stated; Celtic like playing attacking, free-flowing football under Rodgers and that should mean that the American sees plenty of the ball and in dangerous positions too.

As long as Timothy Weah is ready to fight for his position (just like his dad did), then he could be a hit at Celtic (if he signs for the club in January).

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