Albian Ajeti has been told to make his mark at Celtic after scoring twice in the win over Ross County. The ex-West Ham and Basel attacker has had to bide his time since arriving in a £4.5m deal from The Hammers but an injury to Kyogo and Giorgos Giakoumakis being unfit to feature, Ajeti was able to take his place in the Starting XI and score.
BBC Scotland stated that the Swiss striker had just 15 touches of the ball at the weekend but celebrated a brace in the 3-0 win over The Highlanders. This is an impressive return and Kris Commons is saying that Celtic are “yet to see best” of Ajeti. Speaking in The Daily Mail, via 67HailHail, Commons said that Ajeti should seize this opportunity and prove his worth to Celtic.
“Given that the club paid £5million to sign him from West Ham last year, I think it’s fair to say we’ve yet to see the best of the Swiss striker.
“Ajeti came back in pre-season and looked leaner and fitter. He looked sharp and hungry to be part of the squad under Ange Postecoglou.
“Listen, scoring a couple of goals against the likes of Ross County is all well and good, but it’s still too early to say that Ajeti has truly arrived as a Celtic player. Final judgment should be reserved until we are another three or four weeks down the line — because there’s no doubt that Ajeti is now set to be handed his big chance.
“If he can lead the line for Celtic during this period and keep banging in the goals, it’ll prove once and for all that he’s good enough. He has the chance to propel the club forward domestically and in Europe. It’s a chance he simply has to take. It’s now or never for Ajeti in a Celtic jersey.”
Ajeti will likely lead the line again on Thursday in the Europa League and potentially against Livingston on Sunday as well. This will give him the chance to get himself a run of games and the opportunity to show Ange that he is good enough and hungry enough to compete for Celtic. He has probably been quite unfortunate given the time that he came to the club and it will take a spell this year to really see the best of Ajeti but hopefully the pair against Malky Mackay’s side can act as a catalyst for an impressive season.