Forward Timo Weah will be torn between Celtic and USA U20s next month, with the World Cup for that age group clashing with the upcoming Scottish Cup Final against Hearts.
The USA U20s kick-off their group stage campaign against Ukraine on May 24th, one day before the Hampden date, meaning he potentially has a big choice to make.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the player said of it all:
I guess the club has to discuss it with the national team.
I’d love to play in the Cup Final but it’s a World Cup as well. So it’s up to the club and the national team to discuss on which one is better.
It’s going to be my first Scottish Cup Final, so it would be good to be a part of that.
It’s always good as a youth winning cups with the first team and being a part of something.
The other cups I won I wasn’t really a part of. This is my first time being a part of something and hopefully winning a medal. It’s a great feeling. An honour.
Weah has made 15 appearances since joining the club on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window, but only three of those have been starts.
Still, he’d likely be an excellent option from the bench should the match against Craig Levein’s side be tight, with Lennon unafraid to use him in recent weeks, including a late appearance in the recent semi-final win over Aberdeen.
It’d be disappointed for the 4-goal talent to miss out on such an occasion for a youth tournament, though given he isn’t really our player and will be heading back to Paris this summer, it’s probably a decision out of our hands.