PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN teenage wonderboy Timothy Weah will NOT be taking the Odsonne Edouard route to a permanent deal with Celtic.
The talented striker impressed Brendan Rodgers on loan from the French giants last season before making the move permanent in the summer when the Hoops paid a club record £10million for the 20-year-old forward.
Weah, sone of Liberian legend George, is on his way to Dubai to catch up with his new team-mates after his club agreed another temporary transfer for one of their hottest prospects – but this time there will be no “right-to-buy” clause in his six-month contract.
The pacy forward has just agreed a new deal with PSG which will keep him at the French champions until at least 2021 and his switch to the Premiership kings will be to give him experience, a new challenge and game-time.
Earlier today, respected French sports journal L’Equipe reported: “As expected, Timothy Weah is expected to finish the season away from PSG. The young striker (18) will be loaned for the next six months at Celtic Glasgow, with no option to buy.
“Before validating this departure, the club of the capital wanted to extend the contract of its American international, which ran until 2020.
“At the end of a meeting that took place this Friday between the player’s mother, his lawyer, Badou Sambagué, and Antero Henrique, sports director of the club, an agreement was found around a one-year extension.”
The temporary transfer agreement with PSG is the same as the one Celtic have with West Brom for their Scotland international Oliver Burke, whose arrival at Parkhead was confirmed yesterday.
The 21-year-old winger, who joined the Midlands outfit from RB Leipzig for £15million in 2017, signed a five-year contract at the time.
West Brom have used the frontman sparingly since his big-money switch and have loaned him to the Hoops for experience, but they will demand his return in the summer