West Ham paying Albian Ajeti just £30k-per-week

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Albian Ajeti is earning £30,000-per-week at West Ham United after completing his move to the club, per ClaretandHugh.

What’s the word?

The striker was confirmed as the club’s latest summer signing on Thursday morning.

He has signed a four-year contract in east London and ClaretandHugh claims that he has agreed to a weekly wage of £30k.

That is significantly less than the wages earned by Javier Hernandez; Spotrac claims that he is the highest-paid player at the London Stadium with a wage of £140,000-per-week.

Nevertheless, Ajeti scored 21 goals in all competitions last season and is a full Switzerland international.

A low-cost, low-risk addition

This is unlikely to go wrong for the Hammers.

A separate ClaretandHugh report claims that the club have paid £11m in total for the 22-year-old.

A player with a high upside – his scoring record at Basel has been exceptional, with 43 goals in 96 outings – he is earning a fraction of the highest-paid players at West Ham and he could still have a major impact in east London.

Indeed, Manuel Pellegrini’s squad was rather thin, with just Sebastian Haller and Javier Hernandez as his striking options.

With the addition of Ajeti, the striking department looks well-stocked, and at a rather low cost too.

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