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Successful Edouard deal may aid Celtic over Weah

Celtic are said to be interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Timothy Weah in January.

The American attacker is a precocious talent, but has struggled for game time at the Parc des Princes this season under Thomas Tuchel.

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The 18-year-old, son of legend George Weah, broke into the senior side last term under former manager Unai Emery, but is yet to really kick on for the French champions, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ahead of him in the pecking order.

It is understood that PSG would be willing to allow Weah to leave on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season, with The Guardian reporting Celtic are in ‘pole position’ to sign him.

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Celtic are already slightly familiar with Weah’s talent; in September 2017, he lined up against the Hoops in the UEFA Youth Champions League and scored a brilliant headed goal against Tommy McIntyre’s side.

Celtic’s Edouard deal may aid pursuit

Celtic will be full of confidence over this potential deal, having done business with PSG once already this year.

The Bhoys, of course, signed Odsonne Edouard for £9 million in the summer (Sky Sports).

The Frenchman spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Parkhead and scored 11 goals for the club.

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It was a successful loan spell, and the same could happen with Weah.

He would be joining the club at a similar age to when Edouard first pitched up and he could flourish in Scotland.

Edouard has been progressing nicely since his move, and could be the evidence Weah needs to convince him to join.

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