Former Celtic winger Timothy Weah has spoken about his summer transfer to Lille.

The ex-PSG man joined The Great Danes in a 10 million euro move.

Despite a bright six month loan, the Hoops opted not to sign the American permanently. Recent words from Weah show that The Bhoys may not have stood a chance to get him.


Former Celtic winger Timothy Weah on Lille

The 19-year-old is looking forward to a new season in Ligue 1.

Timothy Weah in action for Celtic last season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Chances were limited with the French champions meaning a loan to Celtic was on the cards. Weah made 14 domestic appearances scoring four goals with one assist.

However, manager Neil Lennon didn’t continue the club’s relationship with the American youth international.

Weah has since joined last season’s league runners-up, LOSC Lille.

He told RMC Sport: “Lille was the best club, I’m sure of that.

“There are a lot of young players and the coach is incredible as is the staff.

Timothy Weah playing for USA under-20. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

“The choice was easy, I’ve had good advice, I’m here and I’m very excited.”


These are strong words by Weah towards his new side. Is it the case of Weah playing to the gallery or is there a dig at Celtic there?

It’s not known how far down the line another transfer back to Glasgow was.

Celtic doing fine without Timothy Weah

There just isn’t a place in the Hoops squad for the promising American.

Despite splashing onto the scene, Weah didn’t have a massive impact in Scotland during his six months.

He drifted in and out of games, though his stats are good on paper.

Mikey Johnston is showing why Celtic don’t need Timothy Weah. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bringing in Maryan Shved, the return of Lewis Morgan and Mikey Johnston’s prominence meant that Weah wasn’t needed.

The same goes with Oliver Burke, even if he wants to possibly push a move back north.

The fans wish both players all the best for the future but some things just aren’t meant to be.

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