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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been proven right over Timothy Weah

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been proven right over Timothy Weah

Celtic decided not to sign the USA youngster and has not been proven wrong.

When Timothy Weah departed Celtic last summer, following a loan move from Paris Saint-Germain, it was something of a controversial departure. 

Plenty of Celtic fans wanted the club to keep hold of the player but after rejecting the chance to play in the Scottish Cup final, in order to start training for the under-20 World Cup with the USA, Neil Lennon cut the deal short. 

Weah was signed by Lennon’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers who was a big fan of his and, as reported by the BBC, Weah stated he was ‘in love’ with Celtic. 

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However, he struggled to establish himself as a first-team presence after Lennon took over from Rodgers. 

It was reported by The Scotsman that Lennon felt that Weah’s decision not to play in the cup final demonstrated a ‘lack of commitment’ and Celtic made no attempt to bring him in permanently. 

 

Weah ended up joining Lille in a deal worth a reported (Daily Mail) £9 million and plenty of Celtic fans were disappointed that the club did not try to keep the player, who looked a bright talent. 

However, Celtic and Lennon have been left justified in their decision. 

Weah has struggled with injuries in his first season at Lille. The 20-year-old has struggled with injuries this season and played just three times, failing to score. 

WIth Victor Osimhen expected to leave this summer, Weah may get a chance to thrive at Lille next season. 

But right now, it appears that Celtic and Lennon made the right decision.

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