According to a report from L’Équipe, Lille’s Timothy Weah (22) is on the radar for several English clubs, as well as La Liga side Sevilla. Having impressed at the World Cup, the USA international has garnered interest from Fulham, Everton, and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Weah, son of Liberian President and former Monaco, PSG, and Marseille striker George Weah, suffered a foot injury early in the season that left him out until the ninth league fixture. Since, he has started in only three of his last nine appearances. That said, his calibre is palpable, and the USA international has proven qualities, demonstrated perhaps most openly at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He started every game for the USA, netting early in their first group game against Wales.
Interest from foreign clubs may tempt him away from northern France, but Lille boss Paolo Fonseca may be reluctant to let him leave. Fonseca has deployed Weah on multiple occasions on the right side of defence and having lost right-back Akim Zedadka to AJ Auxerre last month, the potential departure of Weah could leave Fonseca short on options.
Should Lille receive no offers for the American, Weah is under contract to stay with Les Lillois until summer 2024. Any club that wishes to gain his signature would reportedly need to fork out roughly €15m.
GFFN | Brendan Cox