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McAvennie makes incredible claim over Albian Ajeti

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Frank McAvennie has claimed that David Moyes didn’t know who Albian Ajeti was.

Literally that will be stretching the truth as the West Ham boss used the striker in a couple of matches as a substitute before he was sold to Celtic but it does highlight how transfers, now known as recruitment, has been taken out of the hands of managers.

Moyes took over as caretaker manager at West Ham on December 30 with Ajeti signed in a £10m deal from Basel in the summer of 2019 when Manuel Pellegrini was manager.

The striker managed to score a goal almost every second game for Basel but in London he managed just 130 minutes of action spread over nine EPL substitute appearances.

After a bright start at Celtic the 23-year-old has dropped out of the side in recent weeks and has still to complete a full 90 minutes for the club that he joined in August.

Celtic’s transfer activity in the summer has come under fire from fans with McAvennie pulling no punches during The Huddle podcast hosted by Mark Wilson.

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F McA: You are asking about who is buying the players? I don’t think that it’s Lenny. I don’t think that it’s Lenny that has bought all them so it’s the boy (Nick) Hammond. I’ve never seen so much dross.

M W: Is it not a manager’s job to get the best out of the players he is given?

F McA: How can you get the best out of them? Listen I told you before about (Albian) Ajeti, I asked (David) Moyes about him, he was the manager at West Ham, he didn’t know who he was.

M W: Really?

F McA: That’s not a good start!

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