PSG starlet Timothy Weah set to sign for Celtic

Paris Saint-Germain starlet Timothy Weah is reportedly set to sign for Celtic on loan until the end of the season.

The son of former PSG & AC Milan legend George Weah, will finalise the deal before the end of the week, according to the Daily Record.

Celtic are flying out next week to their winter break training camp in Dubai and Weah, who has made eight appearances for the United States scoring once, could be set to join them on the plane if the PSG hierarchy rubber stamps the deal in time.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has already highlighted his need for new replacements up front, with Odsonne Edouard the only striker currently at the club with Leigh Griffiths out of action due to off-field issues.

SINGAPORE – JULY 30: Moussa Diaby and team mate Timothy Weah of Paris Saint Germain celebrates his goal during the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Clu b de Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

Before Christmas, Weah confirmed via his official Instagram account that he would be leaving PSG on loan in order to play first-team football, without disclosing his destination, albeit he started following Celtic players en masse.

He wrote: “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. First of all, I want to thank the fans for their constant support, as well as the coaching staff and my teammates, for keeping me in my mind and for me to always feel apart from this family.

“These few months were great even though I did not play much, I was always grateful for the opportunities I had at the beginning of the season because it opened many doors for me this winter. I love you and I know you will go to the end and you will take the title this year, god is with you all.”

The news of Weah’s impending arrival follows on from their capture of US Under-20 international defender Manny Perez.

Weah joined PSG from New York Red Bulls in 2014, making his debut for the academy side and scoring a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over Bulgarian side Ludogrets Razgrad in the UEFA Youth League. After signing a three-year professional contract with the Parisian side in 2017, he played with the reserves and the under-19 squad in the UEFA Youth League that season – and scored against Celtic in their 3-2 win at the Dumbarton stadium and played in the 2-0 win over Celtic in the second game of the group.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Timothy Weah of the United States is challenged by Trent Alexander-Arnold of England during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In March of this year, Weah was called up to the PSG first team and made his debut against Troyes AC for the Ligue 1 match coming on as a 77th minute substitute, as a number of key players were being rested for the Champions League.

He made his first start for the French champions in a 0-0 draw against SM Caen on the last day of the 2017-18 Ligue 1 season, before scoring his first goal for Thomas Tuchel’s side in the 4-0 win over Monaco in the Trophée des Champions in August. A week later, he scored his first league goal in the club’s first game of the league season, winning 3-0 against Caen.

He also represented the United States in the 3-0 defeat to England in an international friendly at Wembley.