Juventus have ‘agreed to sign American forward Timothy Weah for $13.2million from Lille’

Juventus ‘agree to sign American forward Timothy Weah for $13.2m from Lille’ as the Italian side finds its replacement for outgoing winger Angel Di Maria

  • The club is set to sign its second American ever after Weston McKennie 
  • Injuries and departures could lead to Weah having an immediate impact 
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Timothy Weah is set to become the second American to ever play for Juventus after both sides agreed to a transfer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Weah will be joining the Turin-based side this season for around $13million as Juventus undergo a squad overhaul this summer.

The Lille forward is seemingly set to join Serie A – the league his father, George Weah, dominated when he joined AC Milan in 1995 as he capped off a Ballon d’Or winning season.

Timothy Weah went an entire season at Lille without scoring a goal – but bagged two assists in 29 Ligue 1 games. He also scored the USA’s first goal at the World Cup.

Weah possesses remarkable physical attributes – such as his dribbling and pace – and has showed great intelligence for both club and country. He’s also proven to be versatile in his positioning – having played right wing as fullback on both sides of the pitch.

USMNT star Timothy Weah is set to make a $13m move to Serie A giants Juventus

Weah has spent four seasons with Lille, making 107 appearances and scoring eight goals

Weah has spent four seasons with Lille, making 107 appearances and scoring eight goals

Weah's instagram story

Weston McKennie's Instagram story

Weah (L) posted an hourglass to his IG story while teammate Weston McKennie also posted (R)

He’d become the second American to join the Old Lady – joining current American teammate Weston McKennie who is returning from an unfortunate loan spell at Leeds United.

McKennie anticipated the arrival of his national team colleague, posting a mockup of Weah in a Juve kit on his Instagram story.

As for Weah, he teased fans by posting an emoji of an hourglass – signifying that his move was only a matter of time. 

Weah could have an immediate impact on the squad with the departure of right winger Angel Di Maria and right midfielder Juan Cuadrado. Right back Mattia De Sciglio is also injured and not expected to return until 2024.

Born in Brooklyn, Timothy spent one year in the academy of the New York Red Bulls before moving to France and joining Paris Saint-Germain.

At the club his father dominated, he couldn’t crack the star-studded starting lineup – making only six appearances and scoring two goals in his career with Les Parisiens.

He spent one season on loan with Glasgow Celtic – scoring four goals in 17 appearances across all competitions. 

Following that loan spell, he moved to Lille for around $11.3m. He went on to play 107 games for Les Dogues and bagged eight goals in all competitions.

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