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Celtic announces loan deal for PSG, USMNT teen Weah

Arsenal v Paris Saint Germain - International Champions Cup 2018

SINGAPORE - JULY 28: Timothy Weah of Paris Saint Germain chases for the ball during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images for ICC)

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Might Jermain Defoe and Tim Weah define the Scottish Premiership title fight?

Okay, okay, maybe that’s a bit rich, but Celtic and Rangers have both added exciting new loan strikers this week.

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Rangers announced a 18-month loan deal with Bournemouth’s Defoe on Sunday, and Celtic confirmed their capture of Paris Saint-Germain and USMNT youngster Tim Weah on Monday.

Weah turns 19 on Feb. 22, and has two goals in six appearances for PSG but is stuck behind Edinson Cavani, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe on the depth chart. He’s eight-times capped with one goal for the United States.

Here’s what Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had to say about his new forward:

“Timothy’s a young talent who is full international player. He has a long career ahead of him but he has those natural attributes in terms of his pace and technique. He’s hungry too. ...

“He has really good qualities technically, and tactically is always improving his game. Physically he’s very good, very fast and is a strong player. He’ll add competition to the squad.”


Celtic is also taking Oliver Burke on loan from West Brom in its bid to win its eighth-straight Scottish top-flight title, and 50th all-time.

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