Timothy Weah’s move to Celtic is ever closer after the PSG starlet posted a photo on his official Instagram account of his PSG locker along with some waving hands.
Weah, son of the PSG & AC Milan legend George Weah, has already signed a new one-year extension to his PSG deal as reported by L’Equipe ahead of his six-month loan deal to the Scottish champions.
The 18-year-old American International’s move has been rubber-stamped following the conclusion of contract talks on Friday between his mother, lawyer and PSG.
He is now expected to link up with his new teammates at their winter break training camp in Dubai early next week with his unveiling reportedly set for Monday.
While there is no option to buy as part of the loan deal, Weah will follow in the footsteps of former PSG striker Odsonne Edouard who joined Celtic on loan from the French side two years ago before signing a permanent deal with the Scottish champions in the summer.
Celtic are currently short of striking options with Edouard their only available option after Leigh Griffiths was given an extended period of leave to deal with off-field personal issues and manager Brendan Rodgers has highlighted his need for new replacements up front.
Weah had confirmed via his official Instagram account before Christmas that he would be leaving PSG on loan in order to play first-team football and subsequently 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.”
Weah would be Celtic’s second signing of the January transfer window after their secured the signature of Oliver Burke from West Brom on a six-month loan deal, while Celtic have tabled a new bid for Ivory Coast striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, currently playing for Slovakian side Dunajska Streda.