Timothy Weah’s loan spell with Celtic came to an abrupt and surprise end on Friday with three matches left to play, and Bhoys fans were quick to react to the development on Twitter.
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To all my Celtic Fans❤️? I want to say thank you all for the undying support you have given me throughout my time with Celtic. I will be joining my National team to participate in the U20 World Cup in Poland. With this decision, the gaffer told me that it is in the best interest of the team that I collect my things and go home rather than be apart of the game on Sunday so I’ll be on my way. It was a true honor playing for this club and also having the opportunity to interact with legends who paved the way for us. As a young player, I feel it’s an important step in trying to advance myself. I still have a lot of growing to do in my game and I am especially thankful to the Celtic family for giving me the opportunity to show you all what I am capable of doing once given the chance. To you the fans, I will never forget you for all the love, support and kindness you have shown me. I don’t know as yet what the future holds but I wish to one day come back to this great club to be with you all. I will forever miss you chanting my name and hearing the beautiful song you have created for me. I also want to take this time to thank my wonderful teammates for supporting me every step of the way. It was really great playing with you all and sharing some really amazing moments that I’ll never forget . Thanks so much to Celtic FC and to you the fans for accepting me. ??God bless??❤❤????????
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker confirmed his departure on Instagram, with The Scotsman reporting he was told to leave the club by manager Neil Lennon having turned down the opportunity to appear in the Scottish Cup Final at the end of the month.
The 19-year-old is set to link up with the United States for the U20 World Cup in Poland, but The Scotsman say the teenager would have been allowed to return to Glasgow to train with the team before the clash against Hearts – something he reportedly refused.
As a result, Lennon told him to pack his bags on Friday, with the same report stating that the Northern Irishman saw it as a lack of commitment on the American’s part.
His spell with the Scottish Premiership champions probably didn’t work out as expected for both parties, with three goals and one assist arriving in 11 outings in all competitions.
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Celtic supporters have taken to social media to have their say on the situation, and while one labelled it as “poor from Lennon”, another said “Weah will be a fine player in years to come”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Weah will be a fine player in years to come. I enjoyed seeing him play with such enthusiasm and energy. I wish him well in the future HH pic.twitter.com/aRk2Ww9HFo
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) May 10, 2019
Poor from Lennon.
— Alisa07??????? (@alisaheron) May 10, 2019
Lennon being at the helm is worrying IMO.
— Barry Murphy (@Barrym2011) May 10, 2019
— ricc67 (@rick_bhoy67) May 10, 2019
I think he will be ok, nothing special,decent prospect.
— billy burns (@Greennwhyte) May 10, 2019
V poor management by us though. His statement evidences all that is wrong.
— A Patriot (@SaorAlba7) May 10, 2019
Lennon getting slaughtered aff our ain fans, pathetic. Non educated clowns, Weah wisny involved in eh plans for Sunday, spat eh dummy oot. Reject ??
— LD (@downie1888) May 11, 2019
I’ve got this poster up in my room, might have to take it down, sad times ?
— Liam Campbell (@campbell_liam_) May 10, 2019