Celtic striker Albian Ajeti’s first season at Parkhead has certainly not gone to plan. After a very bright start, where he scored five goals in six league games, he has subsequently struggled to make an impact.
The only notable performance since then was the goal and assist in the 4-0 win over Kilmarnock in February, but caretaker boss John Kennedy has given the player just one substitute appearance since he replaced Neil Lennon.
Supporters on Twitter have been discussing whether a new manager will give Ajeti another chance, or whether it is best to bite the bullet and sell him in the summer:
Waste of money. Punt.
— LIQUIDATED (@flyingelvis1) April 11, 2021
I think there’s a player there, but he doesn’t look fit and looks a bit overweight.
Getting the last 10 minutes, when games are winding down, doesn’t help him either
— Mark Alexander (@mmalexander73) April 11, 2021
Give him a proper run of games and he will score goals.
— Kevin Hackett (@KevHackett83) April 11, 2021
We bought this guy instead of Toney let that sink in ??♂️
— FrankieCamp (@FrankieCamp27) April 11, 2021
I want to give him a chance, really wanted him to notch yesterday to boost his confidence, but I think its not looking good for him
— Frank Christie (@FrankChristie17) April 11, 2021
Clean slate for everyone, this season has been an absolute disaster.
— dar con ? (@conzo73) April 11, 2021
— Alan (@Alan1967) April 11, 2021
I would give him a chance, a decent coach would help him . We need a far stronger squad next season
— Wee Jimbob (@JimbobCoyle) April 11, 2021
My pet hamster has a bigger heart
— Tony Mac (@Toto29678316) April 11, 2021
He will come good feed him and his play style 20+ a season he’s a big player edouards successor
— PM7 (@PM712) April 11, 2021
The Swiss international cost the Hoops £5m when they snapped him up from West Ham in August. For almost the same money, they could have got Ivan Toney from Peterborough instead.
Poor recruitment decisions such as Ajeti have contributed hugely to Celtic’s disastrous league campaign, and the next manager will be tasked with correcting some of those mistakes when he is appointed.