Former Celtic man rejects Everton move with Serie A switch off the cards

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A former Celtic loanee has rejected a move to the English Premier League.

Former Celtic loan star Timothy Weah has rejected the chance to move to the English Premier League this summer after being approached by Everton for a loan deal.

Weah, who spent the second half of the 2018-2019 season on loan at Celtic Park, currently plays for Italian giants Juventus in Serie A after he joined in a €10.3 million move during the summer. However, he has found regular game time hard to come by in Turin and was expected to be available for loan during the January window.

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During his time in Glasgow, the wing back formed part of the squad that lifted a domestic double in 2019 after debuting - and scoring - during a 3-0 Scottish Cup win Airdrieonians. His loan spell was ended early by the club though after he was selected for the American national squad for the Under-20 World Cup, which in turn caused him to miss the 2-1 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts.

Since departing the Hoops though he has gone from strength to strength, signing for French outfit Lille in the summer of 2019, winning both Ligue 1 in 2020–21 and the Trophée des Champions in 2021 before his big money move to Italy at the beginning of the current campaign.

The American has found it difficult to solidify his place in the Juventus side however, and his potential availability had alerted a number of clubs to a loan move - with Sean Dyche's Toffees believed to be the frontrunners for his signature.

Despite Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri reportedly being open to the New Yorker leaving the club temporarily, the Guardian claim the American has turned down the chance to move and will instead fight for his place at the Bianconeri.

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