Tim Weah has joined Scottish champion Celtic in Dubai, where it has camped out for the winter before its season resumes January 19 with a Scottish FA Cup match against Airdrieonians.
Timothy Weah has revealed that he spoke to a former Paris Saint-Germain player ahead of his move to Celtic.
"I just want to kick on now and get as many games as I can under my belt and show what I'm capable of", he said. "There's a possibility here for me, as soon as Celtic let us know, I was really keen and hopefully it's for the better".
'Can't wait to get started and get the chance to play in front of those awesome fans I've heard so much about. It's all in the package - great team, great supporters, great stadium, great coaching staff, so it's a great place to come and learn.
The 21-year-old, who has two caps for the Ivory Coast, has scored 22 goals in 32 games this season after moving to Slovakia in March after spending two years playing in Tunisia with Étoile du Sahel.
"I'm like, 'Yeah, I had a meeting with the gaffer and I'm really loving the team and really loving the club and I'm going to come here'".
"My father has played at Celtic before".
Weah said he "received "a lot of offers" to go on loan this winter, but Celtic was the one that stood out for him".
The eight-times capped United States worldwide signed on Monday for the rest of the season and joined his new team-mates at their training camp in Dubai.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has urged Leigh Griffiths to "lie low" and focus on the simple things in his life as he takes time away from football due to mental health issues.
"The market is very hard for Scotland because the players are always moving, you look at the changes in our squad that happened particularly over the summer, it's a new squad, lots of new players".