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George Weah’s son Timothy signs for Paris St-Germain

George Weah's son Timothy signs for Paris St-Germain

Timothy Weah has followed in the footsteps of his Ballon d’Or-winning father George by signing a professional contract with Paris St-Germain.

The 17-year-old forward has signed a three-year deal with PSG, the club George represented from 1992 to 1995.

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There have already been hints that it is a case of like father, like son.

In September 2016, the younger Weah scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets on his Uefa Youth League debut.

“I am very proud to continue the adventure,” said Weah, who was born in New York and joined New York Red Bulls before moving to PSG’s academy in July 2014.

“I am in a big club and I look forward to continuing to progress so that I can one day play for the first team.”

His 50-year-old Liberian father is a former three-times African Footballer of the Year and the only African to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995.

He made his name at Monaco from 1988 and enjoyed success with PSG and AC Milan over the next decade.

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He also played for Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League later in his career.