Celtic bounced back from what can only be described as an awkward week by announcing the signing of striker Albian Ajeti for a fee of £4.5million on Thursday.
Hopefully the forward will chip in with a number of important goals that will help the Hoops on the quest to win 10 in a row and qualify for the Champions League.
However, what should excite the Celtic support is Ajeti’s comments about playing alongside Odsonne Edouard.
“Me and him will be a good match”
“I’m looking forward to playing with Edouard. I think me and him will be a good match together. I’m a hard-working striker who scores goals and works hard on and of the pitch” he said, as quoted by the Celtic Twitter account.
🗣️ AA: "I'm looking forward to playing with (Odsonne) Edouard. I think me and him will be a good match together. I'm a hard working striker who scores goals and works hard on and of the pitch." #WelcomeAjeti
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 13, 2020
Those comments should be music to the ears of the Celtic support. Ajeti seems very keen to play alongside Edouard, and who can blame him. Edouard is by far the best striker in Scottish football.
It should be noted that Celtic’s form transformed in the second-half of last season when the Hoops played two up-front – Edouard and Leigh Griffiths.
With Griffiths currently injured it will be interesting to see if Neil Lennon decides to play with two up-front once more – this time Ajeti and Edouard.
Duo can work together in training
It will take time for the duo to gel together, but that will come together by working in training. That is what Edouard and Griffiths did during the winter break in January. The results on the pitch were tremendous.
Will the duo start for the Hoops in the vital game against Reykjavík on Tuesday? It is perhaps too early to tell. However, it is a one-off game which has Celtic’s Champions League prospects on the line.
Ajeti was no doubt bought for the big games, such as Champions League qualifiers. Therefore, it might be a good idea to start both he and Edouard against Reykjavík.
Hopefully the duo’s mooted partnership provides the same results Griffiths and Edouard did last season.