People’s Journal
SPORTS

Timothy Weah joins Scottish premier league side Celtic

Son of Liberian President Timothy Weah has joined Scottish league side Celtic on loan from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

The eight-time capped United States international signed on Monday for the rest of the season and joined his new team-mates at their training camp in Dubai.

Timothy was put through his paces on the training field on Tuesday and was also pictured holding up a Celtic shirt next to his mum and George’s wife Clar Weah as well as his aunt Nancy Larnor.

The 18-year-old forward, whose dad won the Ballon d’Or in 1995, netted twice in six first-team appearances for Ligue 1 side PSG.

READ ALSO:  EPL: Ndidi, success in action as Leicester pip Watford

Manager Brendan Rodgers said on the club’s official website on Monday: ‘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.

‘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.’

READ ALSO:  Mohamed Salah emerges SuperSport player of the month

Before the winter break Rodgers’ side were beaten by Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Celtic still sit top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand over Steven Gerrard’s side.

The Hoops return to competitive action on January 19 when they welcome Airdrieonians in the Scottish Cup fourth round.

Related posts

Super Eagles coach, Yusuf, caught on camera accepting bribe from agents

Admin

Mourinho welcomed me back to Premier League, says Ranieri

Admin

Russia 2018: Super Eagles arrive in Austria

Admin

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

%d bloggers like this: