Former Celtic loanee Timothy Weah will reportedly sign for Lille in the immediate future.

French news outlet RMC says a fee of around £6.2 million has been agreed by PSG and Lille.

The Hoops are in for Toulouse defender for a similar price according to the Herald.

Does this show that Celtic could have been successful in a permanent pursuit of Weah?

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Timothy Weah signing for Lille on cut price deal

The two clubs are still wrangling over a fee of just over £6 million.

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

However, Weah has agreed personal terms and is set to join the Ligue 1 side on a bumper deal. The youngster will sign a five-year deal with Les Douges.

The French champions could also add on a sell-on clause with the cheaper purchase package.

Weah’s transfer is perhaps a surprise given Lille finished runners-up behind PSG last season.

 

Weah played 15 games for the Bhoys on-loan from January scoring four goals with one assist. There will be fans furious with the club for not keeping the American international on. The lower fee than expected would have allowed Celtic to perhaps make a move.

Timothy Weah on loan at Celtic last season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Especially when the Bhoys are eyeing up a defender from the same league with more experience.

Celtic are still pursuing Christopher Jullien

Neil Lennon is continuing negotiations with the Frenchman’s representatives.

The press are saying the Bhoys are getting a cut price deal for the 26-year-old defender.

A fee of over £6 million is agreed by the two clubs.

Christopher Jullien is strong in the air. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Jullien is described as a good defender and a coup for Celtic to bring him to Glasgow.

However, like every Celtic defender, Jullien is also prone to lapses in concentration and his positioning is questionable. Hopefully his errors will be worked on and his deal will be wrapped up shortly.

Fans will expect Jullien to go in head first with the Champions League qualifiers. Unfortunately, he may need time to bed in and get fit as well as getting used to his teammates.

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