Celtic round-up: Weah outlines expectations, Trapp linked, Whatmough eyed

Oli Burke

Oli Burke

Celtic have announced the six-month loan signing of Timothy Weah from Paris Saint-Germain.

Son of 1995 Ballon d'Or victor and Liberian president George Weah, the 18-year-old has scored two goals in three appearances for PSG this season but saw his opportunities limited by a star front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

The Scottish club signed the 18-year-old forward on a six-month loan deal this month, but the United States global received a DM from a Celtic player.

Timothy Weah says he is '"impatient" to begin his Celtic career following his loan arrival and is targeting silverware in Scotland.

Rodgers' side return to action after their winter break with a Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Airdrieonians on 19 January.

Weah has already caught up with one familiar face in the Celtic squad after being reunited with former PSG academy classmate Odsonne Edouard.

Depite being a full worldwide for the United States of America national team, Trapp holds a Greek passport through his maternal grandfather, which would make any potential transfer much easier to complete.

The signing of Weah will provide a big lift for Hoops fans, who saw their side go level on points - albeit with a game in hand - with Glasgow rivals Rangers after their most recent Old Firm meeting. "He's hungry too", Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers told the club's website. With the quality of players they have, it's hard for him to get in and get any game time.

"It's great to see him again and it's great seeing how he has progressed and seeing his development at the club and, hopefully, I can do the same".

'He has really good qualities technically, and tactically is always improving his game.

"He and rest of the coaching staff are going to build me and form me into a really good player, and my team-mates are going to help me mature". "He'll add competition to the squad". "That'll be interesting. I've never been before so I'm really excited for that".

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