Since taking the reigns at Celtic Park way back in June 2021, Ange Postecoglou has put together an entertaining Hoops side capable of challenging domestically and in European competition.

Despite this, it is fair to say that not everyone has been able to fully adapt to the Aussie’s high-octane style of football.

Possessing an impressive footballing pedigree, Albian Ajeti looked to be a notable signing from West Ham United by then-Celtic boss Neil Lennon in the summer of 2020 [BBC]

However, following a return of just nine goals in 44 appearances in green and white, there is reasonable cause to suggest that Postecoglou should look to move the Swiss internationalist on in the January window. [Transfermarkt]

Mainly, the efficacy of his presence as an instinctive poacher in front of goal is largely dependent on the ingenuity of his attacking counterparts. Rarely involved in offensive build-up play, Ajeti has averaged a mere 0.2 dribbles per fixture this cinch Premiership campaign [WhoScored]

Furthermore, the 24-year-old has typically completed just five passes per game in the Scottish top-flight this year. Comparatively, Kyogo Furuhashi manages in the region of 18 passes per league encounter.

Adopting an aggressive high press has been a notable feature of Postecoglou’s preferred 4-3-3 variant at Celtic since taking over, something Ajeti has struggled to participate in effectively enough.

Though no slouch, the frontman probably isn’t best suited to harrying defenders as a lone

More comfortable in an attacking partnership where he can act purely as a focal point,
Ajeti excelled with former club Basel in a 4-4-2 system, registering 43 goals and 21 assists in 96 games. [Transfermarkt].

Fitness has also been an area of concern for the 6ft ace, with much-maligned former coach Neil Lennon stating earlier this year that his “work ethic hasn’t been great and he hasn’t been in the best condition” [The Scottish Sun].

With Celtic rumoured to be keen on Yokohama F. Marinos striker Daizen Maeda in the upcoming transfer window, maybe it makes sense for the Bhoys and Ajeti to go their separate ways in January [The Scotsman].


  1. Who going to buy him he’s on big wages so it might be loan player has to agree can hold onto ball better than all our forwards when ball gets kick upfield just comes back 90/percent he’ll be playing against aberdeen cause there no one else mikey not a team player to greedy assit is just as good as the scorer and he just won’t believe it pity good talent


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