10 January Transfers Everyone Wants To See: #8 Timothy Weah
No matter how good some players are, football players or otherwise – they kind of need a bigger turf or neighbourhood to show that they belong, to prove that they have the “it” factor. Such is the story of some of the most exciting professional footballers in the game today, they can only become as big as the club they play for and we have a few names that many would want to see move to other pastures. Some have been rumoured away from their clubs and some haven’t but sooner rather than later, transfers are inevitable. Now, let’s talk about the son of a legend.
Son of Liberia’s president and the 1995 Balon d’Or winner, Timothy Weah, has had to frequently watch his PSG teammates from the sidelines despite his huge talent. The 18-year-old looked like the most favoured of the youth graduates by Thomas Tuchel at Parc de Princes, getting significant chances to shine in pre-season. With the highest scoring average of 72.5 minutes per goal ahead of all of the Parisians’ forwards that include Neymar and Mbappe, one would think he deserves a mention on Tuchel’s team sheets. The arrival of Cameroonian international, Eric Maxim Choupo Moting who has netted only once in 12 outings further reduced the chances of the teenager getting some needed game time. The American international and his mother Clar Weah, who taught him the game and still oversees his development both agree that “he is still tender” and can afford to be more patient in waiting on his chance. However, his fans can hardly wait, once mesmerized by his pace, intricate dribbles and swagger off the pitch, being a rapper in his own right, they want to see more. He is very much an integral part of the new generation USMNT comprising of the likes of Dortmund’s exciting Christian Pulisic and has many Americans on their toes.
The positive news is that the likes of Amiens, Strasbourg, Bayer Leverkusen, Sassaulo are among many others who have expressed interest in loaning his services. The wait may soon be over for the Weah fans.