Celtic star Timothy Weah didn’t close the door on being here for the Scottish Cup final.
The USA under-20 star could be taking part in the under-20 World Cup this summer. It kicks off in late May – with the cup final taking place on May 25th this season at Hampden Park.
It seems unavoidable that Weah heads off with the USA for the tournament. After all, he was called up for the under-20 international side last month. Therefore, he’ll surely be called up once again for the summer tournament.
But Weah made some interesting remarks to the Celtic View this week. Speaking in the weekly magazine (Volume 54, Issue 37, page 23), the striker spoke about how much winning silverware at Celtic means to him.
“The thought of winning silverware at Celtic this season means a lot to me. Especially because this is only my second year of professional football.
“The possibility of winning trophies between now and the summer is awesome, and to do it with this club, for it to be written down in history, to be part of, potentially, the treble treble, I think I came to Celtic at the right time.
“It’s a great feeling and knowing that the fans are going to remember us as a group for something that’s never been done before. Hopefully, I get the chance to lift up three trophies with the boys.”
Could he remain?
This is interesting from Weah. He’s speaking about lifting three trophies, but if he went with the USA, he wouldn’t be able to get to grips with the Scottish Cup.
If the USA get to the final of the under-20 World Cup, it would take place on June 15th. Therefore, if all things went his way and he went to the tournament, he would surely have to go straight back to PSG.
It could just be the case that Weah hadn’t realised at the time of the interview. The dates of the tournament aren’t particularly well known, so you couldn’t blame the PSG loan star if he forgot about the exact dates.
But you just never know either. It’s difficult to see him turning down the USA on such a grant stage. It wouldn’t reflect well on his international ambitions, and striking a deal to keep him here until the cup final surely wouldn’t be welcomed by the US.
Weah’s comments remain interesting for now. Is it a mistake from him to reference lifting the treble? Or is there a genuine chance we’ll be able to keep him for the cup final should we make it? Let us know your thoughts on this situation in the comments below. Is there truly no chance?
It’s all irrelevant if we fail to beat Aberdeen in this Sunday’s semi-final. But it remains a huge talking point regardless.