Celtic would be willing to entertain any potential offers which may come in for Albian Ajeti this summer according to Anthony Joseph.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Sky Sports journalist had his say on the matter.
He stated: “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.”
Celtic signed Ajeti back in the summer of 2020 from West Ham United in a deal worth £4.5m.
Since then, the striker has gone on to make 48 appearances for the Parkhead club across all competitions, scoring nine goals and delivering five assists in the process.
Last season saw the 25-year-old start just six of the 17 games in which he appeared last season across all competitions. In those appearances, Ajeti only found the net three times, showing that not only is he not particularly high up in the pecking order, he’s also isn’t reliable in terms of goalscoring.
In fact, of the three league games in which the centre-forward played the full 90 minutes, Celtic won just one. This makes it easy to see why Joseph has suggested that the club would be willing to entertain offers for the Swiss marksman this summer.
Bearing in mind how the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgos Giakoumakis ended the previous Premiership campaign with 25 goals between them, it would be hard to see the former West Ham striker get much playing time next season.
With all this in mind, it’s safe to suggest that not only has it been a rather disappointing move from Celtic to sign the player, it would also make a lot of Hoops fans happy to see the back of him.
If a suitable offer does come in for the striker before the summer transfer window ends, it could be in Celtic’s best interests to accept it and look to potentially bring in a new centre-forward who can have more of an attacking impact for the team in front of goal.