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Celtic completes signing of USMNT starlet Tim Weah

Celtic completes signing of USMNT starlet Timothy Weah

January 7, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
It's official!

Scottish champions Celtic has confirmed the signing of USMNT teenage sensation Timothy Weah. The 19-year-old winger joins The Hoops from Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain on loan until the end of the season.

Despite announcing his presence onto the world scene with a string of impressive performances last year, a limited amount of playing time under Thomas Tuchel poses the risk of stalling the American protégé's development. The need to feature in games consistently, as a result, motivated the youngster to push for a move elsewhere.

A host of German and French clubs were reportedly interested in acquiring the service of Weah although it is believed that PSG was never considering the prospect of completely parting ways with the youngster.

"It's a fantastic honor to sign for such a historic club, and I'm really looking forward to this opportunity," Weah said in his first interview at Celtic.

"I'm also delighted to be working with such a great coach and great team-mates, and I'm looking forward so much to be playing in front of some of the best and most passionate fans on the planet. I'm so happy and so excited." 

Head coach of the Celts Brendan Rodgers was also full of admiration for the teenage starlet. Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "Timothy's a young talent who is a 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.

"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."

Timothy Weah, who already has eight caps for the United States Men's Soccer Team, joined his new team-mates at their training camp in Dubai on Monday.

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