There are always going to be hits and misses in the transfer market, but Celtic have suffered from getting most of their business wrong last summer.
Adding a new striker was a tough task because it was clear that Eddy would be the regular starter, but they needed to find a quality alternative and that led to the signing of Albian Ajeti.
It appeared to be an odd move at the time because he didn’t fit with the usual profile of transfer where they picked up players who were excelling and needed a chance to prove themselves at a higher level.
Ajeti arrived after a failed spell at West Ham which he’s still struggling to bounce back from, but it appeared to be the case that the club thought they could get him back to the form he showed with Basel.
He’s had his injury issues and he’s often been in and out of the side so it’s hard to find consistency, but six league goals isn’t enough for a Celtic striker.
A report from Football Insider has looked at what the future could hold for the £5m signing, and Noel Whelan suggested that the inclusion of Patryk Klimala last weekend could signal the end of Ajeti’s time in Glasgow:
“It is damning for Ajeti’s future. It seems as if he won’t be at the club next year.
“The changes have started and this is going to be a period of great transition from Celtic after the season they have had. It could never have ended any other way with the way the last year has played out.
“There is going to be so many changes in personnel at that club from the top of the club right down to the players because clearly some of them cannot do it.”
While you have to agree that Klimala starting the game wasn’t a great sign for Ajeti, it really must be stressed that it will come down to what the new manager thinks of him.
At this point it’s not looking good for him and it won’t be a surprise if he is moved on, but it’s going to be tough to recoup that £5m so it would be good if he had a chance to establish himself and find his best form again.