Celtic forward Albian Ajeti has not played for the Hoops since the Europa League dead rubber against Real Betis back in December.
The Swiss international has spent most of his time on the treatment table with a hamstring injury since then, but he wasn’t featuring regularly under manager Angeo Postecoglou even when he was available.
Fans have been debating whether the £5m the club paid West Ham for Ajeti is the biggest waste in the club’s history and, while some agree he was a very poor signing, others feel there have been worse purchases:
Should’ve been out long ago. Even if you have to sell him to a championship/league 1 side then so be it. What an absolute waste of money.
— Defanged Develon (check out @ XeiXeiDreamArts) (@DefangedDevelon) March 22, 2022
Good player, wrong system
— Christopher Lawson (@Christo04302071) March 22, 2022
Him and barkas are celtic worst signings to date no doubt about it. The manager that signed them put as much effort into the scouting and recruitment of these two as he did in a preseason/ training for the 20/21 season.
— Pádraig Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe (@johnjoemcg27) March 22, 2022
Duffy and or Barkas are ahead of him in worst signings/transfers in our recent times imo🍀
— Tracy (@TracyM1973) March 22, 2022
Barkas and Ajeti were a total waste of £10m to be fair. Big Marvin Comper takes some beating
— Marc Biagioni (@MarcBiagioni) March 22, 2022
Doesn’t fit the set up, so it’s good to let him go. Barkas is the other obvious dead wood, he needs to go asap.
— Jimmy MacPherson (@JimmyMacPhers0n) March 22, 2022
Turning Ivan Toney away when he was in the building to plump for Ajeti🤦🏻♂️🙄😩
Whoever made that call shouldn’t be working in football…CRAZY!🍀
— TheHoops🍀🏴🇮🇹 (@67_Celtic_1888) March 22, 2022
Chances are Ange does not want Ajeti or Barkas. Not his signings and he needs to bide his time and move them on. Them and one or two others I suspect.
— George Montgomery (@GeorgeM35159711) March 22, 2022
Ajeti offers very little outside of the box. If you give him a chance inside the penalty area, he will probably take it, but his link-up play is very poor and he is ill-suited to Postecoglou’s style of football.
It is, therefore, unsurprising to see him out of favour. The 25-year-old will likely be let go in the summer, with Celtic taking a heavy loss on his sale.