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Celtic must axe Albian Ajeti after Leigh Griffiths news

So far in the current January transfer window, Celtic have managed to bring a number of new players to the club such as Reo Hatate, Yosuke Ideguchi and Daizen Maeda among others.

However, it seems as though the Parkhead club could be set to say goodbye to a familiar face connected with the Bhoys after recent reports emerged claiming that Celtic have terminated Leigh Griffiths’ contract.

With the club seemingly cutting ties with the Scot, one player that could or should follow in his footsteps out of Celtic is fellow attacker Albian Ajeti.

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Celtic signed Ajeti back in the 2020 summer transfer window from English Premier League side West Ham United in a deal worth a reported fee of £4.5m.

Since then, the 24-year-old has gone on to make 48 appearances for the Hoops across all competitions but has only managed to score nine goals and provide five assists, which is far less than what the club would have hoped for when they signed him.

Labelled as a “problem” in the past by Packie Bonner in terms of his efforts on the pitch, Ajeti has only started six of the 17 games he’s appeared in for Celtic across all competitions this term, scoring just three goals in the process, exposing his inability to find the net on a regular basis.

As well as his lack of goals this campaign, his performances in the SPFL have not been much to shout about either with WhoScored giving him an overall season rating of 6.47/10, making him one of the lowest-rated players in Ange Postecoglou’s squad to start more than one league game this season.

Should Celtic get rid of Albian Ajeti this month?





With that in mind, it could be worth Celtic continuing their clear out after reportedly terminating Griffiths’ contract and pushing Ajeti, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £18k-per-week according to Salary Sport, out the door as well before the current transfer window ends.

Taking into account how it has been claimed by journalist Pete O’Rourke that Celtic could look to add some more attacking players to their squad before the end of the month, this could only push Ajeti further down the pecking order or potentially out the door altogether.

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