Tim Weah has made the move to Italy as it was announced on Saturday that he completed a transfer to Serie A team Juventus from Lille in France’s Ligue 1.
According to reports, the 23-year-old has signed a contract through the summer of 2028 and the Bianconeri will pay around $13 million to Lille.
“Timothy Weah has officially become a Juventus player,” Juventus announced in a press release. “The 23-year-old is set to play in Italy for the first time in his career. However, he will not be the first Weah to play in Serie A. Timothy’s father is none other than former Milan striker, George, now President of Liberia, where his footballing career started in the 80’s.”
Weah heads to Southern European after spending his formative years in France where he first joined the Paris Saint-Germain Academy. Moving through the ranks, he would sign his first professional contract with the capital club in 2017. Finding playing time hard to come by in the star-studded squad, he was sent out on loan to Scottish Premiership team Celtic in January 2019 where he contributed to the Hoops winning the league title.
In June 2019, the winger left PSG and signed with Lille on a five-year deal with an undisclosed transfer fee. He ends his time with the Great Danes having played 107 games and scoring eight goals.
Now, the 31-time capped U.S. international will look to the challenge of helping Juventus restore its past glory following a 2022-2023 season in which they were docked points before it was overturned and they paid a fine for falsifying staff salaries.
The Turin-bases side finished the season in seventh place in the standings with 62, qualifying them for the Europa Conference League.