Weah’s move to LOSC Lille is official. The 19-year-old is moving on from Paris St. Germain on a permanent transfer valued around 10 million Euros. Upon arriving, Weah also has signed a five year contract through 2024.
PSG have had to offload many pieces to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. In April, UEFA urged them to sell at least three players to remain in compliance with the rules. Selling Weah as well as their young French star, Moussa Diaby allows them to offset some of the transfer money spent to acquire the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over the the last few years.
Lille finished last season in second place in Ligue 1 behind PSG and thus qualified for the group stage in next season’s UEFA Champions League. While they currently boast a strong attacking core capable of producing lots of goals, their young star Nicolas Pepé is coveted by many of the top clubs around the world following his absurd 23 goals and 12 assists in all competitions last season. If he leaves, Weah may be able to seize an opportunity for playing time, particularly with the squad being stretched in multiple competitions. Weah had this to say about the move:
Let’s wish Timothy Weah the best of luck as he continues his journey with a new club and a new opportunity.