Timothy Weah has departed Paris Saint-Germain and signed a new five-year deal with Ligue 1 runners-up LOSC Lille Sokafrika can confirmed.
The news broke late this evening via the official Account of the French Club on twitter.
Timothy Weah has agreed to a five-year deal to join Lille.
The 19-year-old made five first team appearances with Paris Saint-Germain since joining the club from the New York Red Bulls academy system in 2017.
Weah spent most of the 2018-19 season on loan at Celtic, scoring three goals in 13 appearances for the Scottish champions.
“For me, the LOSC is the best choice to progress and save time. It’s a young and ambitious team: I know that Christophe Galtier and his staff are very professional and appreciated by the players.” Join the LOSC, it’s not nothing since this team had a great season last year because a second place is a huge performance: playing the Champions League is also a dream that I will be able to achieve. to score goals in my new colors and help this club to win games and why not trophies! ”
The forward, who has eight caps for the US national team, made the move for a fee reported to be €10 million, after finding his chances limited at Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Lille CEO Marc Ingla said : “We are very pleased to have Timothy Weah signed, many good clubs were courting him and Timothy chose our proposal and the LOSC project, and we thank him and his entourage for his decision. “He’s a very promising forward-looking striker who is also very mature with an interesting track record and track record, and we feel like our project fits his characteristics and personality he said.
Weah a son of Africa Icon and President of Liberia spent the second-half of last season playing for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, where the 19-year-old made 13 appearances, scoring three goals.
The son of former Ballon d’Or winner, and current Liberia president, George Weah, Timothy has made eight appearances for the U.S. men’s national team, scoring once.
Lille announced the move on Twitter on Saturday, with a statement: “Welcome Timothy Weah!
“LOSC have reached an agreement with PSG for the services of the USMNT international forward, who arrives at the StadePM on a five-year deal,” the tweet read.
The club has not released a fee for the transfer but L’Equipe report that Lille paid €10 million (£9m/$11m) to secure Weah’s services.
Tim Weah was born to Africa’s Soccer legend George Manneh Weah and Jamaica Liberian Mother Clar Marie Weah in the united state of America , he choose to represent his country of birth (USA) at international level , indeed turning down a chance to doom the Red, white, blue shirt of the LONE STAR, stating he feel to proud of his decision.
Weah will be hoping to make Significiant impact with the Club in the 2019/2020 Season.
He is still eligible to play for Liberia given the fact, that Weah is yet to play in an official and Competitive match with the USA National team.
All his appearance in the American Shirt can be counted only on friendly matches , thus making still eligible to play Liberia in competitive match.