Timo Weah close to completing move from PSG to Lille

TIMO WEAH is edging closer to an exit from Paris Saint Germain and the American teenager looks set to complete a move to Lille.

Weah joined Celtic on a loan deal for the second half of the season but left early after failing to agree to a compromise reached between the US coaches ahead of the Under 20s World Cup in Poland last month and Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Lennon planned to use Weah in the dead rubber at Ibrox before allowing him to go away to meet up with his international teammates thus missing the Trophy Day game against Hearts, before returning to take part in the Scottish Cup Final.

With the coaches agreeing the plan, the player objected and Neil Lennon therefore decided that it would be best if Weah departed immediately.

PSG extended Weah’s contract by one year before he signed for Celtic in a story that was broken by The Celtic Star when we told you about it on Christmas Eve last year. There was a strong possibility that if all parties were happy, Weah could extend his time in Glasgow to a season and a half but now that option has ended.

This afternoon French Football Writer Rich Allen has highlighted a report from L’Equipe which gives details of the deal for Weah between the two French sides.

“PSG striker Timothy Weah is close to completing a move to Lille according to L’Equipe. Both clubs have almost reached an agreement over a fee of about €10m,” Allen stated.

Stoke City had also been credited with an interest in signing the teenager but it looks like he’s going to stay in French football for now.

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