They say that even if you leave Celtic, Celtic never leaves you.
Okay, I made that up. But that’s the kind of feeling Timo Weah must be having right about now.
The American attacker faced his former boss Neil Lennon’s men on Thursday night, coming on as a substitute in the 2-2 Europa League draw in Lille.
Weah, signed by Brendan Rodgers in 2018, looked lively in his eight minute cameo at Stade Pierre-Mauroy – but he saved his biggest contribution of the night for social media.
When Celtic took to Instagram shortly after full-time, the former PSG man saw his chance.
Replying to a generic post-match tweet from the club, he gushed: “Love you always”. Cute eh?
Weah’s Glasgow return could be a huge match
At present, I’m resisting the urge to reply to Weah’s message and ask him why, if he loves us so much, did he decide to go and play in a youth tournament rather than help us win the ‘Treble Treble’ in 2018.
But that would probably be petty in the extreme.
It’s nice that Weah still thinks positively of the club, despite only spending a matter of months in Glasgow.
He did look lively when he came on in Lille on Thursday, and could have made more of a half-chance after Shane Duffy slipped.
Let’s hope there is no fairytale return for him to Scotland when Lille visit Celtic Park on December 10th.
If we do the business in our double-header against Sparta Prague, that could be a very important game indeed.
No time for sentiment there. Plenty of time for the match-up we all want to see.
A straight out sprint between Weah and our very own Jeremie Frimpong.