The Scottish Sun has reported that Bournemouth are interested in signing up Celtic loan star Timothy Weah.
The American wonder-kid has been a hit with the Celtic supporters since signing on loan from PSG in January. He may only have four goals to his name, but that’s mainly down to starting just three times since his move.
But, the Sun believes that Bournemouth have sent scouts up north to watch Weah this season. Former Celtic striker Mark Burchill has apparently been sent up by the Cherries to watch the youngster.
Whereas you have to imagine Celtic are looking to extend their loan deal with Weah, Bournemouth apparently want to look into buying the American star.
Crystal Palace are also said to be monitoring things according to the Sun. They haven’t, however, made a move as of yet.
More important than ever to get use out of him
If Weah is to depart in the summer from Parkhead for good, it’s vital we get some use out of him between now and the end of the season.
More importantly, however, we can’t allow Weah to become disillusioned with his first-team chances if we want him to return. At the moment, that doesn’t seem to be the case given his comments about wanting to stay. But if he continues to be rooted to the bench, he could easily favour a move to first-team football.
Don’t get it wrong – Weah should be in our starting XI. How he doesn’t get a game given his ability to create is beyond many. He has only started one of Neil Lennon’s seven games in charge so far, despite making a positive impact when he has either come on or started.
With competition for his signature reportedly heating up, Celtic need to be smart about this. They don’t have the financial might of the English Premier League sides, but they do have plenty to offer Weah so long as he’s a first-team regular.
How this develops between now and over the course of the summer will be intriguing.