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PSG forward Timothy Weah joins Celtic
By Eurosport

07/01/2019 at 19:50Updated 07/01/2019 at 21:51

PSG forward Timothy Weah has joined Celtic on a six-month loan deal, the Scottish Premiership club have announced.

The 18-year-old will join up with his new team-mates at their warm weather training camp in Dubai, and could make his debut in their Scottish Cup tie with Airdrieonians on January 19.

“Timothy’s a young talent who is full international player. He has a long career ahead of him but he has those natural attributes in terms of his pace and technique. He’s hungry too,” Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers told the club’s website.

“He’s been in the PSG squad and featured for them in pre-season. With the quality of players they have, it’s difficult for him to get in and get any game-time. They wanted him to go out on loan and saw Celtic as a great possibility.

“He has really good qualities technically, and tactically is always improving his game. Physically he’s very good, very fast and is a strong player. He’ll add competition to the squad.”

Weah has played only three times for PSG this season as bigger names such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have limited his first-team chances.

Since making his international debut in March, Weah has chalked up more appearances for the US than for PSG, who have dominated French Ligue 1 this season with 15 wins in their first 17 matches.

Weah, the son of former Liberia, PSG and AC Milan striker George Weah who won the 1995 Ballon D'Or, became the fourth-youngest US men's national team player to score a goal when he netted in a 3-0 win over Bolivia in May.