According to reports this afternoon Timo Weah is on the brink of a permanent move to French side Lille after PSG made it known they wanted to offload the American this summer.

Weah came on-loan to Celtic in January but his spell at the club seemed to be very bad timing. Not long in the door and gaining some momentum the attacker had to contend with a switch in managers with Brendan Rodgers abruptly leaving the club and Neil Lennon coming in.

Weah only started two games under Neil Lennon and by the time the Irishman had started to look more receptive to the idea of playing Weah, the player himself had a decision to make about playing in the Under 20 World Cup over the Scottish Cup final. Once Timo made his decision to head out with his country even though Celtic had cut a deal meaning he’d have only missed the first group stage game, the writing was on the wall.

Neil Lennon told the youngest she could clear out his locker with his Celtic stay ending very abruptly. There was every chance Celtic could have turned this deal into a permanent move this summer had things gone better. As it stands, he’s off to Lille for around €10m according to