Indeed the Ballon d'Or winner can see a lot of himself in the Belgium international.
Weah told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I am happy that he left the Premier for Italy and is proving his worth.
"He has not always been appreciated as he deserves. It reminds me a little when I decided to leave France and everyone told me that I would not have made it in your league.
"I was very happy because I believed in my qualities and the same is happening to him. I find him more complete than when he left England."