Scottish football journalist John McGarry has recently talked about the situation of Celtic striker Albian Ajeti.
McGarry was one of the guests on the latest episode of The Celtic Huddle podcast and Johan Mjallby was also on the show. They talked about numerous issues involving the Parkhead-based side. McGarry was asked about the situation of Ajeti at Celtic and he believes that there’s a quality player in the Swiss forward.
Ajeti had arrived at Parkhead from West Ham United in the summer transfer window, as the Hoops paid a fee of £4.5 million for the Swiss star. His stint at the London Stadium wasn’t great, as Ajeti didn’t score even once for the Hammers and played just 12 times in all competitions.
Is Ajeti good enough for Celtic?
McGarry believes that the £4.05m-rated Ajeti’s form earlier in the season shows that the striker can indeed make the cut at Celtic.
The journalist stated: “There was a period at the start of the season when he was banging in the goals and his movement looked good and you thought – yeah, it looks like he could cut it here. I wouldn’t discard him yet, I think there’s a player in him.”
TIF Thoughts on Ajeti’s future at Celtic…
Ajeti had certainly done well earlier in the season, as the 24-year-old contributed to a total of six goals in six games in the Premiership. Five of them were goals, one was an assist against Livingston (as per Transfermarkt).
He started against Kilmarnock more recently and scored in that game as well. This suggests that he can score goals for the Bhoys if used regularly. Keeping that in mind, he perhaps has a future at Parkhead and it depends on how the next manager uses him.