Timothy Weah says he could stay at Celtic next season

By Connor Gordon

April 5, 2019

On-loan Celtic attacker Timothy Weah has opened up on the possibility of remaining with the Hoops.

The 19-year-old believes a move is possible and will evaluate it at the end of the season.

The American will discuss it with his family first but he hasn’t shut down any notion of staying.

However, with increased pressure and competition next season, is it the right move for the club?

Weah hopes there is a staying solution

The on-loan PSG forward hasn’t been a starter for The Bhoys but is buying into the club’s fans and ethos.

American celebrates his opening goal at St Mirren on Wednesday. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He scored in Celtic’s last victory away at St Mirren with a header which most thought would be the winner.

When it comes to staying longer in Glasgow, the American isn’t candid about letting his feelings known.

He told the Daily Record: “I feel like it’s a possibility. It’s something me and my family have to go over at the end of the season.

“I am loving it here so far so we just have to see what happens.

“I’m really positive about the situation, happy to be at the club and making the most of these opportunities.”

Ukraine international Maryan Shved is coming to Celtic in the summer. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

However, with the likes of Maryan Shved and Lewis Morgan coming back to the club, will his playing possibilities diminish?

Competition heats up next season

Celtic’s early season starts at the end of June to prepare for Champions League qualifiers.

Some say this is the most difficult part of the season as qualification means so much to the club.

If Weah stays he’ll have an advantage over the likes of Shved and Morgan who fans still don’t know a lot about.

Lewis Morgan is another player coming back to Glasgow. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

If he plays, then he will feel pressure like no other but with a mature head he should be able to handle it.

Plus, without other loanees such as Oliver Burke pushing for his spot then perhaps that aspect is eased.

Weah clearly loves the club and the physical aspect of the league to help his progression.

He has his uses at the Hoops, but will the club want him around longer than he needs to as the team is already bloated?