A Celtic return but Albian Ajeti’s future is far from clear

Albian Ajeti has returned to Celtic after Sturm Graz decided against taking up their option to buy the Swiss striker. Ajeti of course had spent the season on loan at the Austrian Bundesliga runners up, but much like his time at Celtic it wasn’t a success as injuries restricted him to just 15 league appearances in which he scored 3 goals.

Ajeti signed for Celtic for a fee believed to be in the region of £5 million. That’s a serious amount of money for a club with our resources so it has to go down as a signing in the ‘flop’ category.

IMAGO / GEPA pictures SOCCER – BL, Wattens vs Sturm INNSBRUCK,AUSTRIA,19.MAR.23 -SOCCER – ADMIRAL Bundesliga, WSG Tirol vs SK Sturm Graz. Image shows Albian Ajeti (Sturm). GEPA pictures/ Daniel Schoenherr

The striker came to the club with a great pedigree and although he didn’t hit it off with West Ham he had shown he was a decent player with FC Basel 1893 in his native Switzerland. Great things were expected of him when he arrived in Glasgow, but unfortunately he never lived up to his promise.

Celtic’s Albian Ajeti scores his side’s third goal. Photo Jeff Holmes

Now he’s back, will Ange give him another chance? Does he deserve another crack at the whip? These are questions that will need to be answered soon as with only one year remaining on his contact, it can’t be put to the side. It’s extremely unlikely Ange will see him having a future at the club, although you never say never, plus with his injury record and loss of form he’s not going to attract any decent offers, so the club might look to cut their losses. Time will tell.

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