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Legendary father’s dream fulfilled as Tim Weah joins Juventus.

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Tim Weah has officially joined Juventus, fulfilling a dream his father once had of playing for the storied Italian club.

Transfer Details

The United States men’s national team forward is heading to the Serie A side on a 12.4 million euro transfer fee from Ligue 1 club Lille.

Father’s Influence

The 23-year-old Weah, who is the son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah, signed a five-year contract with Juventus on the day the transfer market opened in Italy.

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“Honored & Blessed to finally be Bianconeri. None of this would have been possible without the love and support of my wonderful family,” Weah wrote in an Instagram post. “Thank you to everyone at Juventus for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to represent this legendary club.

Fan Appreciation

“GRAZIE (thank you) to all the supporters for all the love they’ve shown me since day one and I can’t wait to meet you all very soon.”

His Father’s Juventus Dream

Weah’s father also played in Italy, for AC Milan, but recently expressed his admiration for Juventus and his hope to see Tim play there.

Transfer Fee and Performance

Juventus will pay Lille $11.3 million (10.3 million euros) in two installments for Weah, plus up to $2.3 million (2.1 million euros) in bonuses. Weah had a successful tenure with Lille, making 107 total caps and scoring eight goals with two assists this past season.

Teammates and Potential Signings

Weah will join fellow USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie on the Bianconeri, potentially forming a strong American presence in Serie A. AC Milan has reportedly agreed to terms with Christian Pulisic and expressed interest in Yunus Musah and Folarin Balogun.

Club’s Performance and Deduction

If McKennie stays with Juventus, he and Weah will aim to improve the team’s performance after finishing seventh in the Serie A standings due to an alleged false accounting deduction.

More American Presence in Serie A

Several other USMNT teammates could join Weah and McKennie in Serie A next season, with AC Milan reportedly negotiating a fee for Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah, and Folarin Balogun.

Warm Welcome and Background

Weah was welcomed by Juventus fans upon his arrival for a medical test. He was born in Brooklyn and spent his childhood in New York and Florida, joining PSG’s youth team in 2014 and making his debut for the USMNT in 2018.

International Success

Weah quickly became a sensation for the United States, scoring in international matches and starting all four games for the USMNT during the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Conclusion

Timothy Weah’s move to Juventus is a significant step in his career, as he realizes both his own dreams and those of his father. With the potential addition of more American players to Serie A, the league could see increased American representation.

Source

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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