Journalist Mark Hendry has shared an update surrounding Celtic striker Albian Ajeti and what the remaining weeks of the summer transfer window could hold for his future.
In a recent post on Twitter, responding to a question regarding the possibility of Ajeti making a move away from Parkhead, Hendry said that the striker is “very likely to move on” this summer.
Celtic signed the centre-forward in the 2020 summer transfer window from West Ham United in a deal worth a reported fee of £4.5m.
Since then, the 25-year-old has made 48 appearances for the Bhoys across all competitions but has only managed to find the net nine times and deliver just five assists along the way.
Last season saw the striker start just six of the 17 games he appeared in across all competitions. In those appearances, he scored just three goals in total, showing that not only is he not a first-choice option for Ange Postecoglou, he also isn’t particularly reliable in terms of scoring goals.
In fact, out of the three league games that Ajeti played the full 90 minutes in, Celtic only won one of them.
Also, with just nine shots at goal throughout his seven league appearances, only four of them were on target, which further highlights his ineffectiveness in front of goal.
Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why the club could be looking to move the Swiss international out of the club and it’d also be safe to assume that lots of Celtic fans would be buzzing to see the former Hammers hitman wave goodbye to Parkhead.
Bearing in mind what he’s delivered for the club since his arrival in terms of goals and assists, it’s not hard to argue that Ajeti has been a disappointing signing for the Hoops, especially considering the money they paid to get him.
Now that Hendry has revealed the likelihood of seeing the striker leave Celtic before the summer transfer window closes, if the Hoops can pick up a decent fee for him, and subsequently bring in a suitable replacement that can be a more reliable figure in front of goal, this would surely benefit all parties.