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Celtic: Alex McLeish has his say on Albian Ajeti’s future

Celtic: Alex McLeish has his say on Albian Ajeti’s future -Celtic

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.

The 24-year-old has been used only four times from the off during the current campaign and hasn’t been seen in the last two Premiership matchday squads.

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.

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The Latest: McLeish’s comments

With the January window fast approaching, McLeish – who features on BBC Radio 5 Live – was talking to Football Insider regarding Ajeti, and he had this to say on the 24-year-old’s Parkhead future:

“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.

In other news: £9,000-a-week Celtic ace is ‘about to leave’ Parkhead, journalist claims 

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