Celtic striker Albian Ajeti could return to Celtic this summer after suffering another injury whilst on loan at Austrian side Sturm Graz.

The Swiss striker was allowed a loan move last summer after Ange Postecoglou said that he wanted to give the striker the opportunity to get first-team football elsewhere. A season-long loan deal with Sturm Graz was agreed

But news from Austria has revealed that Ajeti will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a calf injury. News outlet Kleinezeitung has said that Ajeti has travelled back to Switzerland for treatment and it is ‘uncertain’ whether the 26-year-old will be seen playing for the club again.

FC Red Bull Salzburg v Sturm Graz - ÷FB-UNIQA-Cup Quarter Final
Photo by Andreas Schaad – FC Red Bull Salzburg/FC Red Bull Salzburg via Getty Images

Ajeti has a purchase option on his contract that runs until the end of May and Strum Graz Managing Director, Andreas Schicker a decision on whether or not to take the option up will be made soon.

The Celtic striker has been plagued by injury during his season-long loan. He has missed ten games this season due to his time on the treatment table.

Grazer AK 1902 v SK Sturm Graz - Uniqua OEFB Cup
Photo by Markus Tobisch/SEPA.Media /Getty Images

After recovering from a hamstring injury earlier in the season, Ajeti has missed Graz’s last four fixtures, which included the Austrian Cup Final win over Rapid Vienna at the end of April. [Transfermarkt]

Even so, he has still managed to make 24 appearances for the second-place Bundesliga side. But he has managed to find the back of the net on just four occasions.

That’s hardly goalscoring form that would tempt any team to try and capture his signature. So, as it stands, we could be faced with Ajeti making a return to Celtic Park in the summer.

In other news, Report claims second Japanese team and venue named to face Celtic in summer tour

Related Topics