Celtic star needs to leave for Ange Postecoglou rebuild to continue

Celtic fans will be keen to see some new players arrive this summer but at the same time, some need to move out as well. There are quite a few who do not seem to have much chance of breaking into Ange Postecoglou’s plans any time in the near future. The Hoops may have to be patient for those exits to happen though with so many factors involved in transfers in modern day football.

Albian Ajeti is one such player who may prove to be difficult to move on to another club. It’s a couple of years now since he completed a move to Celtic from West Ham United.

At that time, Ajeti was struggling to get much game time at West Ham United. He did have a good scoring record behind him at FC Basel though and the hope was that with an opportunity to play regularly again, he’d get back to that level. A loan to Celtic looked like a good chance for the Swiss striker to show what he could do on the pitch.

Somewhat surprisingly, Ajeti ended up making a permanent switch to Parkhead rather than a loan move, for a transfer fee believed to be around £5 million in the summer of 2020. Almost two years later, he has not really progressed though and his situation has almost come full circle, with a lack of playing time and a need for an exit.

It is time for Celtic to part ways with the striker

After an initially bright start to his Celtic career, Ajeti faded away badly following an injury and has never found that early form ever again. He has not really fit into the ‘Angeball’ style of football either and as a result, a move away from the club almost seems inevitable.

It will be very difficult for Celtic to recover anything close to the £5 million transfer fee that they shelled out to sign Ajeti. But at this stage, the time has come for both the club and the player to move on.

Celtic need players like Ajeti, with very little chance of making an impact on the first-team, to complete transfer exits so that they can bring in players who can do that and strengthen the squad as a result.

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