Manager Brendan Rodgers thinks there’s a chance that Celtic could extend Timo Weah’s loan from Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by The Daily Record.
The United States international has initially joined the club on a short-term six month loan, with no option to buy.
The deal’s terms disappointed some players who were hoping to see him join up on a long-term deal similar to Daniel Arzani and Patrick Roberts.
However, good news could be on the way, with the Hoops boss opening the door for a potential extension.
Without committing to anything concrete, Brendan Rodgers told The Daily Record:
He’s 18, so depending on how that goes, there’s maybe a possibility of extending that but I don’t like to talk too much, it’s a wee bit disrespectful to the team we bring them from because what happens is there’s a headline out there that says: ‘We want to buy…
The relationship is good with PSG through Odsonne Edouard and some of the other players that we have spoken about to them, so let’s see how it goes and then we’ll review it with the club and him and his family at the end of it all.
I am sure they will take him back next pre-season and have another look and they they will decide where his next stage is if it’s not there.
It could be another case of playing a waiting game all summer, like the saga surrounding Roberts that engulfed the summer transfer window in 2017.
Rated at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, Weah would certainly be an excellent option again next season based on his form in the early stages of his Celtic career. He’s scored three goals and assisted another so far, performing best as an impact sub.
As he matures and improves further it would be fantastic for Celtic to reap some of the benefits before he returns back to Paris Saint-Germain for good.
There’s no doubt he has a bright future at a high level and we should be looking to keep him as long as possible.