Scoring three goals and picking up an assist in his first 11 appearances for Celtic, it’s fair to say Timothy Weah’s second half of the season is going far better than his first.
Barely featuring for Paris Saint-Germain, the forward wanted to ensure he got the first-team football he needed to continue his development, which is why he asked the Ligue 1 champions permission to leave temporarily.
Agreeing with him, a move to Celtic was swiftly organised, and Weah is absolutely thrilled with it.
Speaking toLe Parisienon Thursday, he said:“It’s going very well. The manager and the players accepted me quickly. Integrating was easy because I speak English. I still speak French with Odsonne Edouard, Dedryck Boyata and Olivier Ntcham… People here are really nice and pleasant.
“It’s easy for me here. I’m living amazing things thanks to football at the moment. There’s an amazing atmosphere at the stadium. It’s a bit like in Paris, but there’s something different at Celtic Park, which is an old stadium. I’ve never seen anything like it. The team is playing well. I’m happy to be here. It was a very good choice.”
As well as increasing his time on the pitch, the move to Scotland has also allowed Weah to step out of his father’s shadow, constantly following him at Paris Saint-Germain, where he is fondly remembered.
For Celtic staff, players and fans, he’s just Timothy and not ‘son of George’.
As for what his future holds, the 19-year-old was asked if he might need to follow in the footsteps of Yacine Adli, who moved to Bordeaux for €5m in January, he replied:“Honestly, I don’t know. Everyone has their own life. I think it was good for him. For now, I’m not entirely sure of what I’ll do. We’ll talk about it.”
His main target, however, remains to find a way to give Thomas Tuchel a headache next season.
If he can’t manage that, that’s when an exit might need to be looked at.