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Anthony Joseph delivers update on Albian Ajeti

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Anthony Joseph has confirmed that Celtic are looking for ways of moving on Albian Ajeti. 

Neil Lennon opted to go for the Swiss striker when Ivan Toney had visited Lennoxtown for signing talks with the careers of both strikers going off on opposite directions. 

While Toney helped Brentford to promotion to the EPL and a comfortable mid-table place Ajeti has toiled badly at Celtic despite an impressive early scoring record. 

Ange Postecoglou tried to revive the former Swiss internationalist but despite another early burst of goals, a double against Ross County and away to Real Betis, the striker fell by the wayside, finishing as fourth choice striker behind Kyogo Furuhashi, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Daizen Maeda. 

With two years still to run on the big money contract that he signed after leaving West Ham it won’t be easy for Celtic to find a club prepared to offer Ajeti a fresh start. 

Speaking to Give Me Sport reports Joseph said: 

Ajeti has just not worked out. He signed for £4.5m in the Covid season, he was living in a hotel, not really settling in at Celtic and hasn’t been able to set the world alight under Ange Postecoglou. 

He probably doesn’t fit into the way Postecoglou wants to play and unless he has a really good pre-season, which could happen, if they were to get a loan offer with an option to buy, Celtic would very much entertain that 

With Utrecht taking Vasilis Barkas on loan Celtic will be hoping that there is some interest in Ajeti although any loan deal is likely to involve the hoops paying a slice of the striker’s wages. 

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4 comments

  • Nick66 says:

    Another Mr Lawwell signing. Hope the Lad can find a home. I saw a player in there. Celtic? Probably not, but somewhere, yes, he will be successful.

    • Alison Livingstone says:

      I disagree that he was a Lawwell signing. The fact Toney didn’t sign was probably down to Lawwell but this one is on Lennon

  • Ron Blackwood says:

    Saw a player there also but where the fcuk did he disappear to???

    If they can find a club willing to take him, a slice reduced is better than 100%

  • Gordon Herriot says:

    Albian Ajeti is one of those players that needs an arm around him, he needs to feel wanted. He has the ability no question, he needs game time. There is no point in playing him for a couple of games then dumping him on the bench because he hasn’t scored. All of our strikers past and present have had lean spells. I would like to see Ajeti getting a run of say 10 games and then judge him.

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