Paris Saint-Germain will listen to offers for Timothy Weah this summer, sources have told ESPN FC, but they will not necessarily actively look to sell him.
The United States attacker, who spent the second half of this season on loan with Scottish giants Celtic, has headed back to PSG before he links up with the U.S. Under-20 World Cup squad after Bhoys’ boss Neil Lennon cut his temporary deal short.
As first reported by RMC Sport, and since confirmed by ESPN FC sources, the French champions are not against selling Weah this summer but will not be actively looking to cash in on him either.
Weah, 19, is under contract until 2021.
Other senior players are of higher priority in terms of permanent moves away, such as Thomas Meunier, Christopher Nkunku and Layvin Kurzawa, and all will likely fetch higher transfer fees than Weah.
However, ESPN FC sources say that a good offer could persuade PSG to part with Weah permanently — particularly if coach Thomas Tuchel remains unconvinced, which is what led to the free transfer signing of error-prone Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting last summer.
Strasbourg have already revived their interest in the New York City native from last summer, per ESPN FC sources, while there are other Ligue 1 clubs keen, as well as Premier League suitors, on top of the possibility of a return to Celtic.
Weah is keeping the door open for the Scottish champions, but that is now less likely to happen as it was current Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers who played a key role in landing the American — not Lennon.
Speaking with the Scottish Sun, Weah admitted that nothing has been decided and played down the change in coach as an obstacle to any potential return.
“There have not been any talks yet,” he said. “I will talk to my parents and lawyers. I have got a couple of options.
“Coming back to Celtic is definitely an option. The manager situation does not matter to me — it is more about the club and me feeling comfortable here. If you know you have the opportunity to develop and get game time, that is the most important thing at this stage.
“I am ambitious and want to be somewhere where I can break into the first team. These are the things you have to think about.”
Weah scored four goals from 16 appearances across all competitions during his time with Celtic and has Scottish and French league winners’ medals after his split season between Paris and Glasgow.