Report: Former Celtic loanee Timothy Weah set for £8.9m Lille transfer

General view of Celtic Park during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The American forward played 17 times on loan for Celtic last season, and was popular with many Bhoys fans.

21st April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Timothy Weah of Celtic reacts after Celtic miss another chance

The former Celtic loanee, Timothy Weah, is set to join Lille on a permanent transfer, L'Equipe reports.

Weah was brought to Celtic in January by Brendan Rodgers, and went on to score or make five goals in 17 games for the Bhoys.

 

But his temporary spell was cut short early last month - per the instruction of Neil Lennon, according to the player - leaving a return to Celtic Park unlikely.

And Weah is now expected to remain in France, after Lille reportedly agreed a €10 million fee (around £8.9 million) with his current employers, Paris Saint-Germain.

Timothy Weah of Paris St. Germain celebrates after scoring his team`s third goal during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and SM Caen at Parc des Princes on August 12, 2018 in...

The newspaper adds that a five-year deal awaits the United States international forward, who the son of Liberian legend, George.

Lille could face Celtic in next season's Champions League, having finished runners-up behind PSG.

Jeremy Toljan of Celtic is chased by Ryan Edwards of Hearts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Meanwhile, another of Rodgers' winter recruits, Jeremy Toljan, could join Borussia Monchengladbach from namesakes, Dortmund, Bild reports.

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