US Men's National Team and Paris Saint-Germain forward Timothy Weah joins Celtic on loan

By Football Whispers

US Men's National Team prospect Timothy Weah has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain before joining Celtic on loan for the remainder of the season. 

The 18-year-old becomes the second young USMNT prospect to move to a major European club this week after Chris Richards made his loan switch to FC Bayern permanent.

Weah, son of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah, has scored two goals in three games for the Ligue 1 champions this season but benefit from more first-team opportunities in Glasgow. 

The striker caught the eye for Les Parisiens during last summer's International Champions Cup and was directly involved in three of PSG’s five goals. He found the back of the net in their clash with FC Bayern at Wothersee Stadion in Austria. 

Weah's arrival will come as a significant boost to Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who has been keen to bolster his strikeforce after losing Moussa Dembélé to Olympique Lyonnais in the summer. 

And the Northern Irish coach will hope that Weah, who has eight USMNT caps to his name already, can have a similar impact to Odsonne Edouard, who joined the Bhoys on a permanent basis in the summer after impressing while on loan from PSG last term.

Celtic, who last featured in the International Champions Cup in 2016, are currently locked in a thrilling race for the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers, with both sides sitting on 42 points.