Transfer Latest – ‘We’ll make George, Timothy Weah’s Dad,’ Rodgers

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THE CELTIC STAR broke the story on the morning of Christmas Eve that Celtic wanted to sign PSG youngster Timothy Weah.

On Christmas Day the Timternet was buzzing as people noticed that the 18 year old striker had liked numerous Celtic players on Instagram.

By Boxing Day the papers picked up on the story – none crediting the source of the story – and a day later the Daily Record were busy trying to talk up a late bid for French relegation threatened Amiens to snatch the player from under Celtic’s grasp.

Brendan Rodgers has refused to deny The Celtic Star’s story when asked about it at Pittodrie on Boxing Day.

By 28 December The Scottish Sun we’re flagging the story up as their exclusive saying that Weah was set to snub Amiens and has opted instead to join Celtic, which is where we were on the morning of Christmas Eve as a proper exclusive.

We also told you on Boxing Day that Celtic were interested in another Tim and that is currently being played out in the papers. The latest is that Celtic are likely to get the green light from his club but the player’s agent might be content to play the field.

Sometimes a bird in the hand is the best option but Celtic won’t wait around for a drawn out shopping around before they tell us situation.

Young Timothy Weah Through has gone way beyond that stage and barring some unforeseen situation, will be Celtic’s first signing for 2019.

Earlier today Brendan Rodgers revealed that the 18-year-old American striker has already had a look around Lennoxtown.

Weah visited Celtic’s training earlier this month and liked what he saw and what the Celtic manager and coach Kolo Toure had to say to him

“We were granted permission by PSG to speak with him and he came over with his representatives,” Rodgers revealed.

“He had a great day here. We have good relations with PSG, so he came over.

“He sent me a lovely message afterwards thanking everyone and saying that he enjoyed it, so we shall see.

“They clearly want him to go on loan to get experience, so he is a good kid, a great boy and a great profile in terms of his game.

“There are lots of selling factors for him to come here.

“The club, the supporters, the intensity, the pressure, the style of football and people that he knows.

“There’s many plusses that can help in the decision.

“He’s a great boy with sensible head. He knows what he wants, he’s an international player who can play in a couple of positions at the top of the field, so if it comes off, it can be a great signing for us.

“We’ll just see how that develops.

“I said to him: We have to do what we did with Ryan Christie! I said we had a player here who was once Charlie Christie’s son and now he’s Ryan Christie’s dad. So our job with you is to make him [George] Timothy Weah’s dad!”

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