Timothy Weah will certainly not be joining Celtic this summer, as he has finalised a deal to join Lille.
Lille confirmed the news on their official website and Twitter account. As reported by beIN Sports, the deal is said to be worth in the region of €10 million (£8.9 million). Such a financial outlay would have been a strong commitment from Celtic.
Welcome Timothy Weah!@LOSC_EN have reached an agreement with @PSG_English for the services of the #USMNT international forward, who arrives at the @StadePM on a five-year deal! pic.twitter.com/U5UA5kSb8I
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) June 29, 2019
The USA international, son of Liberian legend George Weah, spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic. The PSG talent played 17 times for Celtic, scoring four goals.
Back in April, it was reported by the Scottish Sun that PSG would be open to Weah returning to Celtic next term.
Fans were certainly open to the idea. The dynamic attacker clearly has bags of talent, but the writing appeared to be on the wall regarding a Glasgow return.
Toward the end of the season, he struggled to get into new manager Neil Lennon’s starting XI. Therefore, it is no surprise he is not heading back to Parkhead.
Celtic fans will, however, be disappointed that they will not have a chance to see Weah in action in green-and-white again next term.