Nine months after Patrick Roberts departed from Celtic the fans have a brand new hero to worship and ponder how to retain at the club.
When his name was first mentioned at Christmas time as a possible arrival there were unfounded concerns that he may be a celebrity signing bearing in mind the reputation of his father. It’s not often that you find the son of a President rolling up his sleeves to get stuck into a Scottish title challenge.
Nonetheless, expectations when he came on as a substitute against Airdrie in the Scottish Cup were high, and by the time the final whistle blew they had been raised further with a debut goal and genuine celebration. In after match interviews he seemed a very genuine and grounded kid, which is some achievement considering his background.
Another goal coming off the bench against St Mirren confirmed that the strike against Airdrie wasn’t a fluke. Celtic had acquired a player with the rare combination of blistering pace matched with the instinct of a poacher around goal.
With James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard picking up injuries in Sunday’s victory over St. Johnstone, the 6 foot striker looks set to play from the start against Hibs on Wednesday – the Edinburgh side have been well warned!
Here’s a look at how Celtic fans reacted to his performance on Twitter…
I’d rather have Weah than a stadium hotel, tbh.
— John (@WeeJohnFK) February 3, 2019
Timothy Weah is my dad
— Mic (@michaelb0yle9) February 3, 2019
— Árd Macha (@Ard_Macha) February 3, 2019
I hope celtic look to extend timo Weah loan deal to include next season. They bhoy has what it takes to score 30 goals a season easy. I don’t think PSG will be in any great rush for his return only thing is another club could try get him on loan but he ball is in our court
— 20TH CENTURY BHOY (@paolomacca1972) February 3, 2019
I’m in love with Weah https://t.co/Ky9YJewlG9
— Big Beard Uncle Sean (@SmackHenry) February 3, 2019
If your Daughter brought Timothy Weah home, your life of parenting would be validated. An outstanding young player, but seems to be an outstanding human being first and foremost. Big George and Wife must’ve run a tight ship in the the Weah household. ?
— Larsson’s Chip (@roonye77) February 3, 2019
First 60 mins were very flat. However Weah proving yet again that he is up for the challenge and had a great impact. Hopefully the injuries aren’t too serious.
— matthewglen (@reviews_matt) February 3, 2019