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Report: Lille turns down loan offer for Weah

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Timothy Weah’s playing time at Lille may have been up-and-down for most of the Ligue 1 season, but the French club is reportedly planning to keep a hold of him going forward.

Ligue 1 side Brest reportedly made a loan offer to Lille for Weah’s services this January, Le Telegramme reported. Lille rejected the loan offer though, keeping Weah in its quest for a domestic title, according to the report.

After injuries plagued Weah’s first season with the club, the U.S. Men’s National Team forward has recovered nicely to play a part this campaign. Weah has made 19 combined appearances for Christophe Galtier’s squad this season, scoring twice in Ligue 1 play and also adding one goal and one assist in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

The 20-year-old has mainly been used off the bench in the first-half of the season, making only three starts in all competitions. Weah’s ability to remain healthy has not only boosted his value within the club, but given him confidence heading into a busy 2021 year on the international level.

Brest was reportedly aiming to bolster its attacking corps this Transfer Window in hopes of avoiding a relegation scrap in the second-half of the season. The club sits 13th in the league table on 26 points, 11 points clear of the bottom three, but has only won two of its last eight league matches.

Lille remains level with defending league champions Paris Saint-Germain on 45 points, but sits second on goal differential. The club will resume play in the Europa League Round of 32 against Ajax in February while also kicking off its campaign in the Coupe De France.

 

 

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  1. It’s not good news…there are 4-5 players ahead of him in the rotation at the wing/forward position..and while its debateable if those players are better than Tim, they all play and Tim doesn’t…I would rather he goes to another team and play…play a main role in the team…he needs to be playing at this point in his career…his sub minutes are garbage minutes…

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    • I tend to agree with Mysterious (it can happen). I don’t see anything wrong with a 20-year old fighting for minutes at a team challenging for the league title. Do I wish he were playing more? Of course. But I think this decision to keep him on shows that Lille sees him as part of the picture moving forward.

      Maybe he won’t reach the same heights as is father, but if he can contribute at a club like Lille, he can contribute to the USMNT as well.

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