Neymar believes Celtic move can help Timothy Weah become a top player

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has heaped praise on youngster Timothy Weah after the forward joined Celtic on loan.

Weah has made five appearances for the French champions, but will likely be getting a lot more playing time as Celtic look to retain the Scottish title. 

Not only has Neymar said the loan move is a good one for Weah, he also believes the American could become one of the best players in Europe.  

Timothy Weah has joined Celtic on loan from French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Timothy Weah has joined Celtic on loan from French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Timothy Weah has joined Celtic on loan from French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Weah's PSG team-mate Neymar believes it's a good move, and will help him become better

Weah's PSG team-mate Neymar believes it's a good move, and will help him become better

Weah’s PSG team-mate Neymar believes it’s a good move, and will help him become better

‘It is a very exciting move for him, from what I have seen of his talent he has everything to go and be one of the top attacking players in Europe,’ Neymar said to the Daily Record

PSG, who have some of the world’s best attacking players in Neymar, Edinson Cavani, and Kylian Mbappe, is a hard place for a young talent to break in.

Neymar hopes that Timothy Weah will return from Celtic even better.  

‘It is a good move for him, a good move for Celtic as they are getting such a big talent, and also a good move for PSG because he has a chance to get experience and games and come back to us a more complete player.’

Neymar says the United States international can become one of Europe's top attacking players

Neymar says the United States international can become one of Europe's top attacking players

Neymar says the United States international can become one of Europe’s top attacking players

Weah picked Celtic despite other clubs’ interest and Neymar believes the youngster made a smart decision in joining the Scottish side. 

‘He did have options – but he chose the right one. Celtic are a big club, in their league they attack a lot and score a lot of goals, and also they are still in Europe – so they offer him much.’

Of course, Neymar also had kind words for Timothy’s father, AC Milan great George Weah. 

‘His father is one of the greatest strikers there has been – but he doesn’t feel the pressure of having the name and I respect that,’ said Neymar. ‘He just has confidence in his own ability and in his own game and that was how I was at his age.’ 

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