Timothy Weah may have left Celtic amidst a cloud of smoke last week but could the American ever return to the club?
The Scottish Sun have reported that he will be allowed to leave PSG this summer as he has been deemed surplus to requirements. Weah is keen to stay and fight for a place in Paris but he may have his wish taken out of his hands if a suitable bid is made.
The winger netted four goals in as many starts during his time at Celtic Park but there was a feeling of missed opportunity when he departed last week.
The Edouard example
The last man Celtic loaned from PSG prior to Weah was Odsonne Edouard. The forward scored 11 goals last season before the Hoops made the move permanent with a £9million transfer. While the outlay was significant, the Hoops clearly felt they could improve Edouard as a player and then sell him on for a higher fee in the future.
It’s hard not to see the similarities with Weah. The youngster is clearly talented, we learned that much from seeing him play. He’s also only going to get better with every passing year.
Celtic could probably acquire Weah for a similar price to the Edouard deal. While that would be another significant outlay, we know we would be getting value for money.
Weah spoke about his love for the club frequently while playing for Celtic so we can assume that he would be open to a permanent deal.
Spending that amount of money on a youngster is always a risk. However, the fact he’s already been at the club and knows what to expect would surely play to the advantage of both parties.