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Chelsea hand trial to George Weah's son

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thirteen-year-old Timothy Weah, the son of legendary Liberian striker George Weah, is having a tryout with London club Chelsea.

George Weah scored three times in 11 games whilst on loan at Chelsea in 2000
George Weah scored three times in 11 games whilst on loan at Chelsea in 2000

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The African legend enjoyed a brief loan spell from AC Milan at Stamford Bridge in 2000, scoring three goals in 11 appearances and helping Chelsea win the FA Cup in that season.

And Weah Snr has revealed that his son is determined to follow in his father's footsteps.

The 46-year-old told TalkSport: "He is talented.

"We just wanted to give him the opportunity and we also want him to enjoy the game he has passion for so I brought him to Chelsea just for a trial and for a different experience.

"When I left London, I kept ties with Chelsea and when my son wanted to come to England to play, the first person I called was the club's liaison officer Gary Staker.

"Gary made it happen and Timothy is enjoying it. He has started training already and he is happy."

Going by his surname, Timothy has huge expectations to live up to in his budding footballing career, but he wants to make his own way in football and not rely on his father's name.

He told Tropigol: "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."

Weah Snr is one of the most revered footballers to come out of Africa. He won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995, and was voted African Player of the Century.

Earlier this year, David Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn, took part in a secret trial for Chelsea at the club's Cobham training center.

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