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Opinion: West Ham selling Albian Ajeti for £3.5m loss was actually great business

West Ham sold Albian Ajeti to Celtic in the summer for around £4.5 million (BBC).

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Despite having signed the 23-year-old for £8 million 12 months earlier (BBC), selling him for a £3.5 million loss now seems like very good business from the Hammers.

The Switzerland International has experienced a really rough time with Celtic so far.

It was clear that he wasn’t good enough for the Premier League. And it seems as though the Scottish Premiership might be a step too far for Ajeti as well.


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The former FC Basel hitman has racked up just six goals and four assists in 28 games for the Hoops (Transfermarkt).

Ajeti’s time at Celtic Park has been an unmitigated disaster so far, with Rangers romping their way to the league title.

West Ham getting £4.5m for Albian Ajeti now looks like a coup

Neil Lennon – the man who brought the Swiss striker to Glasgow, has now left his post as Celtic boss.

So Ajeti now surely faces an uncertain future with the Bhoys.

At the time, the West Ham owners were criticised heavily for selling Ajeti for just £4.5 million.

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It now looks like very good business, however.

David Sullivan hasn’t had many wins in the transfer market over the past few years. This is certainly one of them though.

It could be argued that Ajeti is now not even worth half of the £4.5 million that Celtic signed him for 12 months ago.

David Moyes certainly won’t be disappointed that he moved the striker on from the London Stadium last summer, that’s for sure.

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