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Timothy Weah signing would be Celtic's biggest coup in years

Celtic could pull of one of their most exciting January transfer deals in years with the loan acquisition of Timothy Weah from Paris Saint-Germain, which appears to be nearing completion before the window has even opened.

The Scottish Sun claim that a deal for the 18-year-old is imminent, with the striker having decided on Celtic ahead of the alternative of staying in France with a move to Ligue 1 relegation battlers Amiens.

Son of legendary striker George, Timothy began the campaign featuring heavily for Thomas Tuchel in pre-season and was involved in the opening two league games of the season but has since fallen out of favour.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Harry Winks of England is outpaced by Timothy Weah of the USA during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images)

Courted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the past and still highly rated in Paris, Weah has undoubted potential and despite his youth is already a full international for the USA, having featured against England in November.

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Weah’s direct style and pace would bring much needed depth to Brendan Rodgers’ squad, particularly following the absence of Leigh Griffiths, and could be a real statement addition from the club.

He may not be proven, as some past signings have been, but it has been some time since Celtic signed a player of such talent at such a young age, surpassing even the likes of Patrick Roberts in recent years.

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