Albian Ajeti admitted he’s sad his time at Celtic didn’t work out the way he wanted speaking to Football Scotland this week.
The forward is currently out on loan at Sturm Graz looking to resurrect his career.
While at Celtic, Albian never really found his place in the team and was pushed more and more to the periphery of the squad as Ange brought in his own men.
The Swiss striker was signed under Neil Lennon. The hope was Ajeti would be our penalty box striker, but it just never really transpired.
Speaking about the failure to make the breakthrough at Celtic, Albian said: “Listen, I can’t say anything bad about the club, the history, the fans, my teammates. To be honest, I’m very sad that it just didn’t work out as I hoped for.
“I tried very hard, I’ve been working very hard during my time at Celtic. This is football. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I had to accept it, it wasn’t easy, it was very tough.
“Honestly, I don’t have any regrets at all. I will just look back and say it was unfortunate that it didn’t work out as they and I hoped for. It’s a special club, it’s a very special club, I know that. So I’m telling you, I would definitely not regret anything, even though I probably had the toughest time of my career so far, especially the second year. But, I will not regret it.”
Celtic have Kyogo and Giakoumakis as their two main strikers with Maeda able to play in the role as well. There was little to no chance Albian was going to get game time this season. It was the best for all if he went out on loan. He’s scored four goals so far for Sturm Graz and is hoping to get a lot more by the end of the season.
There are two years left on his Celtic deal. If things work out for him on loan, the bhoys could recoup some of the cash they paid out to West Ham.
We wish Albian all the best for the rest of the season.