Timothy Weah was in New York City a couple of weeks ago and visited his former U.S. Soccer Development Academy, BW Gottschee. He passed out shirts and thanked them for the role they played in his development. One can only think he may have known what was on the horizon. Fast forward to July 3rd and, as expected, Weah has signed his first professional contract, with Paris Saint-Germain, a three year deal that will run through 2020.
Weah, 17, was born in New York and is the son of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, who also played at PSG from 1992-95. Weah is one of the bright young stars of the United States U-17 national team.
The Paris Saint-Germain website quotes Timothy Weah in saying: “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."
On his UEFA Youth League debut in September 2016, Weah scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 PSG win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Weah was also part of the United States roster that went to the finals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama earlier this year. Weah was one of only two players to play in all six games of the tournament, where he had 2 goals and 2 assists. He is expected to be called up to the U-17 when they travel to India for the U-17 World Cup this fall.