ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are angry that Albian Ajeti is stalling on a move to Celtic.
Sky Sports reported on Monday that the 23-year-old Hammers hitman was heading up to Parkhead for a medical.
But it’s all gone quiet since then. And the Scottish Sun have claimed that Ajeti wants more time to consider a move to Celtic.
ExWHUemployee elaborated on that, when speaking to the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday July 29th):
“He (Ajeti) was going to go to Celtic, but the player himself has changed his mind. He is actually in Switzerland at the moment. Financially, he thinks he can get a better package elsewhere. The deal with Celtic was pretty much done but he retracted it and I know that West Ham are annoyed by that because they want him off the wage-bill.”
The deal was expected to be a loan move, with Celtic having the option to buy Ajeti for £5 million (Scottish Sun).
And with David Moyes desperate to get the Switzerland international off the wage bill, it is obvious why the Hammers are frustrated with the striker.
Ajeti joined West Ham from FC Basel for around £8 million in the summer of 2019 (BBC).
The 23-year-old has desperately failed to impress at the London Stadium, however. He has failed to scored in 12 games for the east London outfit. And his days with the Hammers seem to be numbered.
Moving him on is without doubt the right call. But it seems as though that will be easier said than done for David Moyes.
Perhaps West Ham will just have to be patient. But the sooner they get Ajeti off the books the better for all parties involved.