According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham hitman Albian Ajeti is open to leaving the London Stadium on loan in January. But there is a problem.
The 22-year-old Swiss striker has already played competitive matches for two clubs this season – Basel and West Ham.
So if he is to leave the Hammers on loan, he can only join a club in a country where their season is just beginning, i.e Sweden, USA or Japan.
Ajeti has been a huge flop at West Ham since joining from Basel for £8 million in August.
The Switzerland international is still yet to rack up either a goal or an assist for the Hammers.
It could be argued that he just hasn’t been given ample chances to prove himself, however.
Either way, with Michail Antonio recently playing as a striker, Ajeti is well down the pecking order at the London Stadium.
A loan move away might be just what he needs. But according to Sky Sports, his choice of club will be very limited because of UEFA rules.
As things stand, it would be ideal for all parties involved for the West Ham man to leave on loan.
The harsh reality of the matter, however, is that there night not be many potential suitors for his signature when the transfer window opens next month, after his disastrous start to life in England.