West Ham have signed Albian Ajeti on a four-year deal, the club’s official website has announced. Ajeti joins from FC Basel on deadline day for an undisclosed fee.
Ajeti is West Ham’s sixth summer signing. The Hammers have brought in Pablo Fornals, Sebastian Haller, Roberto, David Martin and Goncalo Cardoso this summer.
Albian Ajeti raring to go
West Ham have beaten a few clubs to the signing of Ajeti on deadline day. He will join Haller and Javier Hernandez to bulk out West Ham’s striker department.
Ajeti told whufc.com: “It is a pleasure for me to be here, at this big club. Once I felt West Ham’s interest, I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premier League. This is a big day for me and my family.”
The 22-year-old has a prolific record at Basel, scoring 42 goals in the past three seasons with the Swiss club. He has already netted twice in three games this season, including a Champions League goal against PSV.
West Ham fans took to Twitter to discuss the Switzerland international’s arrival. Here are some of the best tweets.
Next Luka Jovic imo
— Tekkers_Deccers (@WestHamNet_) August 8, 2019
Would be lying if I said I knew about him but heard he’s decent prospect
— BlowingBubbles (@IfeWHU) August 8, 2019
Anyone no the route the bus will take with the prem trophy on it?
— Dan. (@dthomson123) August 8, 2019
He's here. And he's perfect
— Jake (@Jakewhu15) August 8, 2019
Love this geezer already!! ⚒
— WHUFAN⚒ (@WHUlogical) August 8, 2019
Yesssss. Now a CDM.
— William Donaldson (@willfdon) August 8, 2019