While the Celtic manager has all but ruled out for Celtic making a move for Oli Burke to stay at the club beyond the summer – Brendan Rodgers seemed more optimistic about the chances of keeping another exciting talent in Glasgow this summer.
The Irishman has spoken about the ‘possibility’ of keeping Timothy Weah at the club next season if all goes well.
Weah, 18, is only at Celtic on a half season loan but should both parties want a deal come the summer it seems the bhoys relationship with PSG could work in their favour. Speaking about Weah, the manager believes he could stay at the club longer.
“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…” he told Record Sport.
“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.”
Having seen Weah in action so far, Celtic fans would be delighted to see the player stay beyond his current deal. The striker’s energy, passion and exuberance is infectious and he remains humble throughout it all.
The hard work he’s putting in behind the scenes is paying off and Weah’s potential is great. The club may not be able to buy him outright, but another year on-loan would be a distinct possibility.