Leeds United news: Whelan tips Weah to join Whites - Exclusive

By Noel Whelan

5th Jun, 2019 | 12:31pm

'I can see him joining Leeds' - Exclusive: Pundit tips United to sign USA international


Noel Whelan has tipped Leeds United to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Timothy Weah this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-United striker is convinced the 19-year-old will be among the PSG stars discussed by Leeds during takeover talks.

French publication L’Equipe and the New York Times broke the news that PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Doha has held negotiations with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani this week about buying a stake in the Yorkshire giants.

One point of discussion is expected to have been the possibility of the best youngsters at the French giants being offered on loan to Marcelo Bielsa for next season.

“Leeds could get hold of some top young players on loan,” Whelan told Football Insider. “PSG will have strong academy players and players surplus to requirements who may want to come to England and give it a crack at Leeds.

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“Timothy Weah is one that has been mentioned. I can see him joining Leeds. He showed at Celtic he has got something, pace, good feet, plenty of raw potential.”

Weah only turned 19 in February but has already played six times for PSG, scoring twice, as well as been capped by the USA national side on eight occasions.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic, where he scored four times in 17 matches for the treble winners.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a Whites ace is quitting after agreeing a £13,000-a-week contract with a new club.