Timothy Weah: “I’m very proud to continue my adventure with Paris Saint-Germain by signing this professional contract. I’m with a great club and I can’t wait continue making progress towards my goal of one day playing for the senior team.”
Former B.W. Gottschee standout Timothy Weah, the son of Liberian international legend George Weah, has signed a three-year deal with Paris St. Germain in France.
The 17-year-old Weah, who was born and grew up in New York City, was a member of the United States at the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. He played in six games and made one start, accruing two goals and two assists. One of his goals was late in the U.S.’s 6-2 victory over Cuba that clinched a spot in the FIFA U-17 World Cup (which will be played in India in the fall).
He also played for Red Bulls’ youth teams. Gottschee plays in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League.
“I’m very proud to continue my adventure with Paris Saint-Germain by signing this professional contract,” Weah said. “I’m with a great club and I can’t wait continue making progress towards my goal of one day playing for the senior team.”
Weah has played with PSG for three years. He performed for two French U-17 championship teams.
In the 2016 final, he scored a goal in a 4-2 victory over St. Etienne and assisted on a goal in a 3-0 triumph over Monaco in the 2017 title match.
In September 2016, Weah recorded a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets in his UEFA Youth League debut.
He is expected to perform for PSG’s U-19 and reserve squads. That latter plays in National 2, the fourth level of soccer in France.
The elder Weah forged a reputation as one of the world’s best players while scoring goals for Monaco, PSG, A.C. Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City. He won a Ballon d’Or.
Weah, 50, also was arguably the most important member of the Liberian national team, on and off the field. He scored several key goals and helped finance the team’s traveling expenses for World Cup qualifying.