Celtic are ‘willing to listen to offers’ for striker Albian Ajeti this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.
The Lowdown: Disappointing career at Celtic Park
Two years ago, the Switzerland international made the switch from Premier League outfit West Ham and has since struggled to live up to expectations at Celtic Park.
However, the 25-year-old then began to struggle, scoring just once more during that campaign. In total, having netted just three times last season, partly due to a hamstring injury, the former Basel man has amassed a record of nine goals in 48 appearances playing in a green and white shirt.
The Latest: Joseph’s claim
Joseph has shared the latest news regarding Ajeti’s future at Parkhead. Taking to an interview with GiveMeSport, the journalist claimed:
“I think Celtic are very much willing to listen to offers to come in for him and it might be something like a loan with an option to buy.
“It really depends on the fee because Celtic got him for £5m and they’d really be trying to make up as much of that money as possible.”
The Verdict: Time to move on
When the striker first arrived in Glasgow, the £5m fee paid for the player seemed like an absolute bargain, with his clinical abilities fully on show in his first few games for the club. This led to him being dubbed a ‘natural finisher’ by by former Celtic teammate Jeremie Frimpong.
However, having played just 552 minutes of football for the Hoops last season due to a combination of falling down the pecking order and suffering from a long-term injury, it appears Ajeti has become surplus to requirements for Ange Postecoglou’s side.
Should Celtic sell Ajeti?
No, keep him!
Therefore, if Celtic can recuperate a sizeable amount of the £5m fee they paid for the forward in 2020, it seems a move away from Parkhead is the best option for all parties involved.
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