West Ham United will struggle to find a buyer for flop striker Albian Ajeti in January.

Claret & Hugh, which claims to have a top level source inside West Ham – believed to be co-owner David Sullivan – claimed last week that £8million summer signing Ajeti will be sold next month to make room for a ‘proper striker’ to play alongside record buy Sebastien Haller.

But that now looks highly unlikely.

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West Ham hoped to ship out flop striker but will struggle for a buyer

According to a new report from Sky Sports West Ham would have to find a buyer from USA, China or Sweden as the Swiss has already played for two clubs in the current season, namely Basel and the Hammers.

“(West Ham’s efforts to offload Ajeti) are hamstrung by UEFA rules,” Sky Sports reports.
“That leaves his (Ajeti’s) options for a potential loan switch in January drastically short – able only to join a team in a league starting a new season in the New Year such as Sweden, the USA or Japan.
“A string of European clubs are understood to have made offers to take him on loan without realising it would not be possible to register him until the 2020-21 season.”

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More ammunition for angry owners?

That will undoubtedly further anger co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
The duo have reportedly lost faith in director of football Mario Husillos (The Guardian).
They are said to be unhappy with several of Husillos’s transfers. The rap sheet is said to include Roberto, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko and Ajeti.
Some West Ham fans argue Husillos and manager Manuel Pellegrini were hung out to dry by the owners.

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Final straw for Husillos?

They were handed a paltry £25million net spend over the past two transfer windows. That is a meagre amount in an increasingly competitive and free-spending Premier League.
And as the old saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for’.
The fact West Ham may be stuck with Ajeti is made worse by claims that Husillos reportedly insisted the Hammers trump Championship side Brentford to his signature (Claret & Hugh).
This could well be the final straw for Husillos at West Ham.
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