According to a report from the Daily Record, Celtic boss Neil Lennon wants to sign West Ham flop Albian Ajeti on a season-long loan this summer with an option to buy the striker next year for £5 million.
The 23-year-old striker has failed to impress since joining the Hammers from FC Basel for around £8 million last summer (BBC).
Ajeti failed to score a goal or register an assist in 12 games for West Ham. Sure, he didn’t get enough chances to start games and prove himself. But when he did play from the outset he quite simply didn’t show enough to impress either David Moyes or former Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.
The Daily Record claims that Neil Lennon wants to bring the Switzerland international to Celtic Park on a season long loan, with a £5 million permanent purchase option included in the deal.
Striker’s unsuccessful stay in east London nearing its end?
West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed last night that Ajeti could be the first player to leave the London Stadium this summer.
So it would be no surprise to see the 23-year-old link up with Celtic this summer.
And who knows? Perhaps the Scottish Premiership will be more suited to Ajeti.
He can’t do much worse there than he has done at West Ham. And if the Hammers manage to recoup £5 million for the Swiss flop, it will be a job well done.