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Celtic: Albian Ajeti’s agents working on Parkhead exit

The agents of Celtic centre-forward Albian Ajeti could already be working on a deal to get him out of Parkhead in January.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a claim made by former Scotland national team manager Alex McLeish, who suggested in a recent interview with Football Insider that, due to his lack of game-time under Ange Postecoglou, the 24-year-old will have instructed his representatives to secure him a move away from Glasgow this winter.

Speaking about the Switzerland international’s future, McLeish said: “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.”

Should Ajeti be given a chance between now and January?

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Ajeti must go

Considering just how poor Ajeti has been since his £4.95m move to Celtic in the summer of 2020, the suggestion that he could be plotting a route out of Parkhead is sure to have left Bhoys fans buzzing. In a recent poll ran by Football FanCast, an overwhelming majority of Hoops supporters voted for their club to offload the former West Ham United man in January.

It is not difficult to see why fans feel this way as, over his 44 appearances in the green and white of Celtic, the £2.88m-rated marksman has returned an disappointing nine goals and five assists for the club.

However, it is not only the 25-year-old’s returns which have been below-par, as the Swiss forward’s overall level of performance has been just as abject. Ajeti earned a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.85 over his 20 Premiership outings last season, ranking him as the Hoops’ joint 12th-worst performer in the league.

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Things have not improved over his six Premiership appearances this time around, with the £16k-per-week striker averaging an even lower SofaScore match rating of 6.72, ranking him as the club’s eighth-worst player in the current campaign.

As such, if the player who Scott Brown once dubbed “exceptional” is indeed planning a move away from Glasgow in January, Postecoglou simply must do all he can to facilitate his exit, as Ajeti has proven that he is simply not good enough for Celtic.

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