The Hoops saw some big names like Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie make permanent moves elsewhere but one figure the Bhoys didn’t get rid of last summer is Albian Ajeti.
Signed from West Ham United back in the 2020 summer transfer window in a deal worth a reported fee of £4.5m, the striker has scored just nine goals in 48 appearances for the Hoops across all competitions.
This latest season saw the 25-year-old make just 17 appearances for Ange Postecoglou’s side across all competitions, starting only six of them.
This shows just how far down the pecking order he currently is and is likely to be heading into next term.
However, with the next summer transfer window now here, Celtic have been given the best opportunity to finally get rid of the misfiring centre-forward by bringing in a suitable replacement.
Back in March, former Celtic player Frank McAvennie said that it was “unbelievable” that the club are still paying Ajeti’s wages, which doesn’t say much for his current situation at the club.
One player the Hoops have been linked with recently that could immediately replace the Swiss striker if Ryan Mmaee.
This highlights just how capable the striker is at not only scoring and providing goals for his teammates but also that he can do it on a regular basis, something that Ajeti has not been able to do since his move to Parkhead.
Labelled as a “feisty” player by journalist Tomasz Mortimer on Twitter, Mmaee could be the ideal candidate to push Ajeti out the door and add some more attacking depth to Postecoglou’s squad.
If the Hoops are able to move the former West Ham attacker out this summer, securing a deal for the Ferencvaros star should be at the top of their to-do list.