Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish believes that Celtic forward Albian Ajeti will be seeking a move away in January, as per Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Ajeti linked with Celtic exit
The Swiss marksman, who joined the Hoops in a £4.5m deal from West Ham last year, has struggled in Scotland. He started just 13 times last season in all competitions, scoring on six occasions, and he seems to be down the attacking pecking order under Ange Postecoglou.
Reports have suggested that the Hoops are now ready to cut their losses on the Switzerland international in the New Year, and McLeish has since weighed in with his views.
Should Celtic sell Ajeti?
No, keep him!
The Latest: McLeish’s comments
“It’s never good when you see a player out of the squad.
“He won’t be happy with that. Ajeti is one of those players who will expect to be in the squads at the very least.
“I suspect there will be agents working in the background trying to get him a move.
“Any player worth their salt, if they aren’t playing they will be looking to find a move.
“So it wouldn’t surprise me if that one happens.”
The Verdict: Sell…
Celtic look set to bolster their attacking ranks even further in 2022, with versatile forward Daizen Maeda expected to join the Glasgow club.
Should that be the case, you would then expect that Ajeti, who has been dubbed Celtic’s ‘problem’ by ex-Hoops goalkeeper Packie Bonner, will be the man to make way. He is one of Celtic’s biggest earners and isn’t exactly proving to be worth his £18,000-a-week wage.
The striker’s Transfermarkt valuation has dropped since he made the move to Glasgow, so it could be a tough ask to recoup the £4.5m fee they paid the Hammers. A figure in or around his current £2.88m valuation may be the best that Celtic can do.
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