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Juventus announce the signing of Timothy Weah

Juventus has officially announced the acquisition of Timothy Weah from Lille on a permanent transfer.

The American winger successfully completed his medical examination with the club earlier this week, finalizing his move to Turin.

“Timothy Weah has officially become a Juventus player. The American arrives on a permanent deal from Lille,” Juventus said in a statement.

“The 23-year-old is set to play in Italy for the first time in his career. However, he will not be the first Weah to play in Serie A. Timothy’s father is none other than former Milan striker, George, now President of Liberia, where his footballing career started in the 80’s.

“Timothy, meanwhile, first got involved in the game in his native New York before leaving the USA for Europe at the age of fifteen, when he entered the academy of one of his father’s former clubs, Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2015. The class of 2000 made his first team debut for the Parisian side in March 2018. That same year he won the first title of his fledgling career, the French championship. From that season onwards, winning became a pleasant habit.

Juventus give detailed background of Timothy Weah

“In fact, since his first triumph with PSG in season 2017/18, the US wing-back has collected eight more trophies. The following year he left PSG on loan in January for Glasgow Celtic. At the end of that season Timothy was rewarded with four winner’s medals: Ligue 1 and the French Super Cup with PSG  and the league and cup double with the Scottish champions.

The 2019/2020 season proved to be another successful year for the fast-maturing youngster, this time though success stemmed from his involvement with the US national team, which won the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League. His most recent triumph came on 19 June 2023, when USMT successfully defended their Nations League crown in the final against Canada.

Between these two successes on the international stage, he claimed two other moments of intense satisfaction with LOSC, the team he joined in 2019. At Lille he won the French championship in season 2020/21 and the French Super Cup the following year.

“Six consecutive years brimming with victories have transformed Timothy into a versatile player, capable of covering both defensively and in attack, making him an all-round wing-back.

“Now a new adventure is set to begin with the aim of enriching the Temple of Trophies at the Juventus Museum and his own private collection. Together!

“Welcome Timothy!”

Juve have disclosed Weah’s fee

The Bianconeri have disclosed the details of the deal, stating that Weah’s transfer to the Old Lady amounts to €10.3 million, to be paid in two financial years, with the potential for additional €2.1 million in add-ons and €1 million in commission.

He has officially signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2028.

Weah, whose father is the renowned Milan striker George Weah, is set to fill the void left by Juan Cuadrado, who departed Juventus after his contract expired on June 30.

The 23-year-old, born in New York in 2000, has chosen to represent the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), and he has scored four goals in 29 international appearances.

During his tenure at Lille, Weah displayed his skills by notching eight goals and providing eight assists in 107 appearances.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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