Coach's comments confirm that Weah compromise was unlikely

By John Reid

May 11, 2019

Some comments from United States under 20s manager Tab Ramos have confirmed that a compromise involving former Celtic loanee Timothy Weah was never likely to be made.

Weah left Celtic before the end of his loan deal. The Scottish Sun reported that the player turned down the chance to be involved in the Scottish Cup Final, preferring to play for the US under 20 side in the World Cup. As a result the Hoops ended his loan deal.

Now Ramos has underlined how eager the player was to take part in the tournament.

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“Really wanted to participate”

“One of the things I can tell you that has never wavered this whole time is that Timo really wanted to participate in the Under 20s World Cup” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.

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“I think when you have a player who is really looking forward to a competition that he believes is really important to him, I think it makes things easier.”

Decision not a surprise

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Ramos’ comments indicate that Weah’s early exit was perhaps inevitable.

The departure has just come at an unfortunate time for the Hoops.

The season ends in two weeks. It is just unfortunate that a compromise could not be reached. However, what’s done is done, and both Celtic and Weah will just have to get on with things.