Chelsea give trial to son of George Weah

Chelsea have taken on trial the 13-year-old son of former World Player of the Year George Weah, who briefly played for the club near the end of his career, the Daily Mail has reported.

Timmy Weah is said to have been eager to try and make the grade at Stamford Bridge and follow his father’s lead. George Weah joined Chelsea on loan from Milan in 2000, scoring on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur and playing 11 times for the club, netting three goals in total.

Weah also played for Manchester City, making seven appearances at what was then Maine Road, but is most closely associated with Milan, spending five seasons in Serie A and scoring 53 goals in 126 games. Weah was named Africa’s Player of the Century and World Player of the Year in 1995, moving to Milan from Paris Saint-Germain that summer.

Now 46, Weah said: “[Timmy] is talented. We just wanted to give him the opportunity and we also want him to enjoy the game he has passion for. I brought him to Chelsea just for a trial and for a different experience,” while his son added: “My dad was one of the greatest players and I want to follow in his footsteps.

But I also want to make a name for myself. I want to be Timothy Weah, be myself, play my game and still follow in his footsteps while I’m doing that.

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