Date: 6th January 2019 at 7:00pm
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Celtic are close to concluding a deal for Paris Saint-Germain striker Timothy Weah, according to The Herald.

Weah has been consistently linked with a move to Glasgow on a temporary basis for a couple of weeks now but it appears a breakthrough has been made, with the paper reporting the move will be formalised with in the next 24 hours.

One of the hold ups appeared to be negotiations on signing a new long-term deal at the French giants before making a six month loan switch. Those negotiations were completed on Saturday and he is now free to make the switch to the Scottish champions.

The Herald say he will now join up with his new teammates in Dubai, where Celtic have just started a warm weather training camp.

Just 18 years of age, he doesn’t have much first-team experience but has made a breakthrough into the senior squad at PSG, also winning senior caps with the United States national team.

That would suggest he has significant potential and perhaps already the ability to excel at Scottish Premiership level.

At the very least he will provide competent striking cover for Odsonne Edouard, who has been carrying the Hoops attack on his own after Leigh Griffiths announced he is taking a break from the game to deal with personal issues.

Six months would be a bit short for my liking, but if he’s good enough to help win trophies this season, then his arrival can only be a good thing.

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