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Transfer speculation increased as Celtic ship out expensive misfit

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Albian Ajeti has joined Sturm Graz on loan with deal in place for a 2.5m euros permanent move.

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell signed the striker from West Ham in the Lockdown summer of 2020 but he was unavailable to start in the Champions League qualifier against Ferenvaros.

Ajeti did get off to a decent scoring start at Celtic but a hamstring injury set him back, by the time he was fit again the team was in freefall despite the claims from the management that they would turn it around.

Last September the striker scored in successive games against Ross County and Real Betis to earn a recall to Swiss national side but the return to fitness of Kyogo Furuhashi and the emergence of Giorgos Giakoumakis brought his opportunities to a half.

Late this afternoon Austrian publisher Kleine Zeitung announced:

As announced, SK Sturm will strike again on the last day of the transfer window. After William Boving was signed by FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, an offensive player was signed again today.

To be more precise, it is the Swiss Albian Ajeti. The 25-year-old Swiss is initially on loan from Celtic Glasgow until the summer of 2023. After that, Sturm has a purchase option that is roughly in the region of the transfers from Rasmus Höjlund and William Böving – i.e. in the range of around 2.5 million euros.

With Ajeti moved on speculation will be ranked up that Postecoglou still has time to bring in one more signing.

Over the last week or so the Celtic boss has been suggesting that players would have to move out before there were any more arrivals, over the last week Chris Jullien and now Ajeti have both moved on.

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