Even with the caveat that they are teammates, Neymar has issued some strong words in support of new Celtic loanee Timothy Weah.
“He has everything to go and be one of the top attacking players in Europe,” Neymar said.
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The American teenager couldn’t quite break into the PSG strike corps, with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Edinson Cavani chewing up minutes and the precious few remaining sprinkled between 19-year-old Moussa Diaby (2G-5A in 536 minutes) and 21-year-old Christopher Nkunku (1G-1A in 487 minutes, mostly in midfield).
There’s zero shame in that, and Neymar is tipping Weah to not just play well in Glasgow, but to star for the Scottish leaders. From The Scottish Daily Record:
“He has the talent, we know that, but also he has a great attitude. From the first day I have met him he has wanted to learn off the players who have already won the major trophies, from the players who have already achieved big things in the game.
“He is a fun guy to be around – but also he is very humble and that is what you want to see from a young player. It’s what a coach wants to see because it means they want to learn.”
Neymar went on to say Weah has the same demeanor the Brazilian possessed as a 18-year-old.
Weah has a goal in eight caps for the USMNT, and two goals in six senior appearances for PSG.