Fulham and Everton are fighting for the services of Lille forward Timothy Weah in the January transfer window.
As per L’Equipe, both Fulham and Everton have expressed their interest in Lille winger Timothy Weah. The USMNT international flashed his brilliance in the World Cup and a number of clubs are circling around him.
Fulham have exceeded expectations this season as Marco Silva’s men have kept themselves pretty close to the top-six position. The Cottagers are level on points with Liverpool but the Reds have a match in their hands.
A foot injury has troubled the youngster as the wide man hasn’t had that much game time in the Ligue 1 this time. Two goals in nine top flights matches don’t really justify his talent and it appears a number of clubs are vying for his signature.
He is yet to sharpen his goal-scoring skills but Fulham are ready to take a big bet on the player. A right winger mainly, the youngster has also been deployed on the other flank and can be utilised in the number nine role too.
The player has also been used as a makeshift right-back by manager Paolo Fonseca and losing him might pose a great threat to their European ambitions.
Everton are in severe need of attacking additions and Weah could be a shrewd option. His lack of goals could be a major issue but he already demonstrated his qualities in the recently concluded World Cup and therefore he will be given the freedom to express his talent on perhaps the biggest stage in the world.
Lille would feel the urge as the player has a contract till 2024 and there haven’t been any talks of a possible contract extension. They are aware of the fact the player would be vulnerable next summer and the best way is to cash in on him. A sum of €15 million has been mooted as his price but plenty of negotiations would be in the offing. A number of USMNT players are testing themselves in the Premier League and Weah could be the latest entrant.