American striker Tim Weah joins Celtic on a 6-month loan from PSG


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tim Weah, the American striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, has joined Scottish champions Celtic on a six-month loan from Paris Saint-Germain Monday.

PSG cleared the departure of Weah, 18, the day he signed a contract extension with the France team until June 2021.

Celtic don’t have the option of buying Weah at the end of his loan spell.

Weah, who joined the PSG academy in 2014, has had limited first-team opportunities, making just two league appearances this season and none since August 18.

He will join Celtic during the team’s mid-season training camp in Dubai.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said Weah was “hungry” and had “natural attributes in terms of pace and technique”.

George Weah was a star striker for PSG and Milan in the 1990s. In 1995, he became the first and still the only African-born player to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d’Or. ‘French gold. Weah was elected president of Liberia in December 2017.

Tim Weah was born in New York and raised in the United States. He made eight appearances for Team USA, scoring in a friendly against Bolivia in May, and can also play as an attacking midfielder.

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