Timothy Weah confirms Celtic loan has ended prematurely, will miss Scottish Cup final



Weah is instead going to join the USA at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland

Timothy Weah has confirmed that his Celtic loan has come to a premature end before their final three games of the season.

The 19-year-old attacker has left to join up with the USA’s squad for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup in Poland.

Timothy Weah is the son of George Weah

Timothy Weah is the son of George Weah

The Hoops still have an Old Firm meeting with Rangers to play on Sunday, as well as two games against Hearts (one in the Scottish Cup final), however Weah will not be a part of the squad.

He explained the situation in an Instagram statement which read: “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 Under-20 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 honour 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.”

Weah featured for the USA’s senior team against England at Wembley last year

Weah featured for the USA’s senior team against England at Wembley last year

In his 16 appearances for the club Weah bagged four goals, though the PSG loanee’s game time dwindled as the campaign wore on.

He concluded: “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.”

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