Why getting Timothy Weah on loan would be ideal for Celtic
According to Daily Record, Scottish Champions Celtic have agreed on a deal to sign PSG striker Timothy Weah on a loan deal. Obviously, we all know that the player is the son of Liberian legend George Weah. The 18-year-old would join the Hoops for the winter training camp, which starts on 6th January.
This deal shouldn’t come as a surprise in terms of the player leaving France, as he was angling for a loan move after not getting enough playing time at Parc des Princes (h/t Daily Mail). And Celtic have taken advantage of the situation to sign the New York-born striker. Here’s why it is the right decision by the club:
Weah’s quality could shine for the Hoops
After letting go of Moussa Dembele very late in the summer transfer window, it was clear that Celtic would go into the January window with an aim to buy at least one striker. Right now, they only have Odsonne Edouard as the only option for that position, with Leigh Griffiths out for an indefinite period due to reasons that are very sensitive.
Hence, with five months still left in this season, Brendan Rodgers’ men have to get someone to help Edouard and score some goals to aid the team. The Hoops’ latest heart-breaking loss to Rangers in the Old Firm derby evidently showed that this team needs a clinical forward.
They are currently on top of the table on goal difference and the Gers are doing everything in their might to make this a tight title race. On top of this, Rodgers’ men have Europa League games to worry about from February, where they face Valencia in the last-32 stage.
All in all, there are problems to solve and one of them can be done by getting a striker, either on a permanent deal or at least for the rest of this season. Celtic are doing a good job by getting Timothy Weah on loan.
The 18-year-old is a prodigious talent, who is versatile enough to play as a striker, or on either wing if required. In terms of the skill-set, he possesses raw pace to make runs in behind a defence and has the presence of mind to make the right decision at the right time. The PSG forward is good at dribbling past people as well and can shoot at sight to test the goalkeeper.
The Hoops can get a good deal if he arrives at the Parkhead for the remainder of this season and makes a difference.