Per ESPN’s Jonathan Johnson, Paris Saint Germain is expected to reject any loan offers for 18 year old U.S. international Timothy Weah. Johnson writes that PSG have yet to definitively rule out allowing Weah to make a loan move, but currently expect him to provide important depth.
The forward impressed during the club’s preseason tour when PSG were missing regular attackers, such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani, due to World Cup duty. Weah contributed two goals in four preseason matches and opened his Ligue 1 account with a scrappy goal in PSG’s first league match of the 2018/2019 season: a 3-0 victory against Caen last weekend.
Ligue 1 side Strasbourg are believed to have approached PSG in hopes of securing a loan for Weah, but this now seems unlikely. Strasbourg and others interested in his services have until August 31st to complete a move for him.
Weah projects as one of the first attackers off the bench for his father’s former club. Even if he is not a part of the first choice starting XI, he will have plenty of opportunity to earn playing time as PSG will participate in four competitions: Ligue 1, The UEFA Champions League, the Coupe de France, and the Coupe de la Ligue.