Timothy Weah

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

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.

An idol in Africa, Weah has been heavily involved in politics in his homeland Liberia. He ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 election, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting.

In the 2011 election, he ran for vice president on Winston Tubman‘s ticket. Running as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate, Weah was elected to the Senate in 2014.