Like father, like son – is Timothy Weah destined for greatness?

Weah is a legendary name amongst football with George Weah an ex-Ballon d’Or winner and player of Paris Saint-Germain and A.C. Milan to name a few.

His son Timothy is quickly rekindling the family name during his current loan spell at Celtic FC.

George Weah, was the first African player to ever win the Ballon d’Or and is still the only player from Africa to take the award.

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His fantastic career is one that will always be remembered and went into the history books as one of the greatest players in the sport.

His son, Timothy Weah, is the latest future star to make the headlines. The 18-year-old is serving a loan spell from Paris Saint Germain, to the reigning Scottish champions – Celtic.

His debut goal in the Scottish Cup was an introduction that surely must excite the eyes of Celtic fans. A neat finish that gives an insight into the finishing prowess of the youngster.

Then, a few days later, he lit up Celtic Park again with a similar finish to start his loan spell with two goals in three games.

His finishing, pace, and sharp movement in behind defenders is a frightening thought for any defender wanting to keep him away from the goal.

His parent club PSG are a dynamic force in the world of football, and Weah having been in the shadow of the first team has been learning from some of the finest players in the world with Neymar and Mbappe being his competition as a starting striker.

Weah, scored his first goal for PSG in their 4-0 win against Monaco in the French Super Cup.

His goal in the Cup gave him another chance a week later when he scored his first league goal against Caen.

Certainly a big risk for the young American coming to the UK. Into a league that he has no experience, the Scottish league is definitely not for the faint hearted as some of the biggest tacklers and strongest players ply their trade in the Scottish Premier League.

The son of Liberian President, George, has made an impressive start to life in Scotland and will be hoping to continue his development in his efforts to live up the family name.

Born in New York, USA, he has already gone on to make numerous appearances for the USA national team.

The United States International is showing promising signs to rebuilding the American soccer scene. And as his father never went to the World Cup, can Weah help the USA make the World Cup in his long future ahead.

Making eight appearances for the USA national team, his international career saw him find the back of the net in May of 2018 when he scored in a friendly against Bolivia.

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With the promising signs of his ability it is difficult so early in his career about whether he will go onto have a successful career like his father.

One thing for sure is that he’s showing signs of his father’s goal scoring ability already.

Three months left to go in the Scottish season, it will be an interesting chance to see whether the young man can stamp his name into world football and become a highly rated star.

Watching his teammate Mbappe back in Paris  is an inspiration for Weah to follow in his footsteps.

With the family name burdening his football career, enthusiastic football fans watch on to see whether this young star can go on and add another Weah to the Ballon d’Or.

The Author

Liam Haycock

From growing up in a village in England, to living in Washington D.C., America. English Degree from the University of the District of Columbia. Former Student-Athlete in Soccer. I'm a big Arsenal fan with a passion for writing.

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