According to reports in The Guardian, Celtic are in pole position to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Timothy Weah on loan during the January transfer window, but could that mean that Brendan Rodgers is ready to turn his back on Mikey Johnston.
Well, The Guardian report that the Bhoys are leading the race to bring the 18-year-old in from PSG next month after the USA international confirmed that he would be leaving the Ligue 1 leaders on a temporary basis.
The Guardian report that Rodgers is hoping that the American attacker will be one of two strikers to arrive at Parkhead in January, with Odsonne Edouard and Johnston the club’s only options right now with Leigh Griffiths absent because of his off-the-field problems.
He certainly would be.
The teenager may only be at the start of his football career, but the fact that he is PSG player and has been capped at senior level by the United States shows the ability and potential that he has, and there is no doubt that his pace will frighten opposition defenders in the Scottish Premieship.
The arrival of Weah – and perhaps another striker as well – would not be great news for Johnston however, even if the 19-year-old did score three goals in two league fixtures against Motherwell and Dundee prior to Christmas.
Johnston would have hoped for further first-team opportunities this season, but it seems certain that he will be behind Weah in the pecking order as PSG will surely be insisting that he gets regular minutes to aid his development.