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Rodgers And Toure 'Seduce' Legend's Son Into Joining Celtic

Rodgers And Toure 'Seduce' Legend's Son Into Joining Celtic

Earlier this month, Brendan Rodgers said that he wanted to recruit two strikers in the January window.

Celtic are short up front with Leigh Griffiths out of the picture for an indefinite period due to personal problems.

That first addition is already many steps into the process of joining the club. According to reports in France, PSG striker, Timothy Weah, is close to joining Celtic on a six-month loan deal.

Weah, a USA international, is the son of AC Milan and PSG legend - and also the current president of Liberia - George Weah.

L'Equipe report that the 18-year-old was 'seduced' into making the move to Parkhead following conversations with Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers, and assistant, Kolo Toure.

The striker is also said to have been lured by the progress of Odsonne Edouard. A former PSG player, Edouard joined Celtic on a season-long loan from the Ligue 1 club last season before making the move permanent during the summer.

Weah - who has made three appearances for PSG this season, all of them back in March - announced in an Instagram post on Christmas Day that he would be leaving the club on loan.

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"These few months have been great even though I haven't played much," wrote the player.

"I've always been grateful for the opportunities I had at the beginning of the season because it opened me many doors this winter. wrote the player.

"I hope after these six months, I will be ready to return to the Parc des Princes and give everything for you, proud to be Parisian."

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