While many had expected he would have a huge impact at Parkhead, Timothy Weah never really got going at Celtic. The on-loan PSG man made 14 appearances and scored four goals since arriving in January, but only three of those were starts.
While his time at the club was coming to an end anyway, it has now been cut short by Neil Lennon.
Weah is due to play for the USA in the upcoming U20 World Cup in Poland, which kicks off on May 24th. That is just one day before Celtic play Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.
Sun Sport are reporting that The Hoops had reached a compromise with the USA that would allow Weah to join a training camp with his country on Monday, before returning to Celtic for the final. He would miss the USA's opener against Ukraine as a result.
However, the player would go on to inform Lennon that he would prefer to play in the World Cup opener instead of the cup final. When the Celtic boss was informed of his decision, he immediately decided to cut his loan short.
Weah soon took to Instagram to confirm the news, and thank the Celtic fans for the reception they gave him during his stay at the club.
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To all my Celtic Fans❤️? I want to say thank you all for the undying support you have given me throughout my time with Celtic. I will be joining my National team to participate in the U20 World Cup in Poland. With this decision, the gaffer told me that it is in the best interest of the team that I collect my things and go home rather than be apart of the game on Sunday so I’ll be on my way. It was a true honor playing for this club and also having the opportunity to interact with legends who paved the way for us. As a young player, I feel it’s an important step in trying to advance myself. I still have a lot of growing to do in my game and I am especially thankful to the Celtic family for giving me the opportunity to show you all what I am capable of doing once given the chance. To you the fans, I will never forget you for all the love, support and kindness you have shown me. I don’t know as yet what the future holds but I wish to one day come back to this great club to be with you all. I will forever miss you chanting my name and hearing the beautiful song you have created for me. I also want to take this time to thank my wonderful teammates for supporting me every step of the way. It was really great playing with you all and sharing some really amazing moments that I’ll never forget . Thanks so much to Celtic FC and to you the fans for accepting me. ??God bless??❤❤????????
While another loan move to Celtic next season may have been a possibility, he seems to have burned his bridges at the club now.
Neil Lennon was clearly unhappy with his decision, as suggested by his insistence he leave the club immediately.