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Opinion: Celtic’s failure to secure option-to-buy clause in Timothy Weah deal will come back to haunt them

Opinion: Celtic’s failure to secure option-to-buy clause in Timothy Weah deal will come back to haunt them - Celtic

Celtic’s need to sign a new centre-forward in January has intensified in recent weeks amid Leigh Griffiths’ lengthy absence from football.

The summer deadline day sale of Moussa Dembele ensured that Celtic would be on the lookout for a new striker until the winter window, and with just days left before it reopens for business it appears Brendan Rodgers has identified a key target.

According to a recent report from The Scottish Sun, Paris Saint-Germain’s Timothy Weah is all set to snub French side Amiens and follow in Odsonne Edouard’s footsteps by moving to Celtic Park on loan, with a medical due to take place in Glasgow next week ahead of the deal.

However, while Edouard moved on loan before completing a permanent switch, the report suggests that there will be no option-to-buy clause included as part of the temporary loan deal.

At this moment in time Weah represents something of an unknown entity due to his lack of involvement at PSG this season.

Whether the 8-cap USA international has the ability to immediately make an impact in the SPFL is unclear, but that should not prevent Celtic from including an option-to-buy clause.

After all, at this moment in time his stock is far from astronomical and a successful stint at Celtic Park is bound to drive his price-tag up following an increase in demand for his services.

The success Edouard has enjoyed since joining the Hoops suggests that Celtic are wise to take a punt on Weah next month, but the deal may come back to haunt them if they fail to negotiate a clause to turn the deal permanent.

It seems that PSG have higher hopes for Weah than they did for Edouard, and that could leave the Bhoys faithful pondering over what might have been further down the line.

Celtic fans – thoughts? Let us know below!


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