The Weah name is back in football circles in the French capital, Paris. The return comes over two decades after former Liberian international, George Weah, left French side, Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Weah, 50, currently a senator in his country and gunning to be president in upcoming polls is not in Paris but his son, Timothy Weah, is.
Timothy, 17, signed his first professional contract with the side his father signed for in 1992 and spent 3 seasons playing with. George made over 90 appearance for the Parisian giants scoring 32 goals.
PSG and Weah expressed pride in the 17-year-old’s feat. His contract is set to run till 2020. Timothy after signing his deal held a shirt bearing his name with the number ’2020.’
PSG English (@PSG_English) July 3, 2017
His father had a long stint playing for French clubs. He made his name in Monaco between 1988 and 1992 from where he joined PSG. He left PSG to join Italian giants AC Milan in 1995 – and was voted Ballon d’Or winner same year – the only African to win it so far.
He went to Chelsea on loan from Milan in 2000, joined Manchester City in the same year before returning to France with Marseille for a season. He ended his club career at Gulf side, Al Jazira. Social media has reacted positively to the news of another Weah at PSG.
1992: George Weah joins PSG. 👊— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) July 3, 2017
2017: His son Timothy signs first professional contract with PSG. ✍️
The next generation of the Weah's. 💪 pic.twitter.com/6C2W6sTjqp
Timothy Weah, son of football royalty George Weah, signed his first pro contract with PSG today.— Poor First Touch (@InvertdWhinger) July 3, 2017
“ The apple never falls far from the tree” pic.twitter.com/WiBLBZkzhG
OFFICIAL: Timothy Weah — son of Ballon d'Or winner George — has signed his first professional contract, keeping him at PSG until 2020. pic.twitter.com/67dLMQi8JA— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 3, 2017
DEAL DONE: Timothy Weah, son of George, has signed a professional deal at Paris Saint-Germain until 2020.— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 3, 2017
Go on, lad! pic.twitter.com/thmXRpgNiM