Timothy Weah's success for the USA doesn't reflect well on Neil Lennon

By Hamish Carton

June 11, 2019

Timothy Weah was one of the top performers for the USA as they crashed out of the FIFA under-20 World Cup at the quarter-final stage. The 19-year-old was on target twice in the tournament including in the last eight defeat to Ecuador.

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He famously left Celtic two weeks before the end of the season after being asked to leave by Neil Lennon. The exact nature of what went on is unknown but it is widely thought that the American’s decision to choose his country over Celtic hadn’t gone down too well with those in Glasgow.

Celtic won two of their final three matches without Weah but are now extremely unlikely to re-sign the teenager next season.

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PSG agreement

Celtic have built up a decent relationship with PSG over recent years. In August 2017 we took Odsonne Edouard on a season long loan before permanently signing him for £9million the following year. There was a hope that there would be a similar deal for Timothy Weah but it appears now that the American was no more than a short term fix for former boss Brendan Rodgers.

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Rodgers had a terrific reputation for developing players and that is something that Celtic have now lost. Hopefully we haven’t lost our positive relationship with the French champions too.

They may have been unhappy to see one of their youth starlets be consigned to the bench so often during his loan spell. Hopefully it won’t stop them from dealing with us again in future.