Celtic have completed the signing of striker Albian Ajeti from West Ham United.

The Swiss international joins up with Neil Lennon’s side after agreeing a four-year contract.

The club brought the intriguing transfer saga to an end on Thursday as they confirmed the deal to the Hoops support.

They also attached an image of Ajeti with the number 10 jersey on the official website – ending rumours that he could be given the number 7.

And it seems like the move for the former Basel man has captured the imagination of the Celtic faithful, as fans showed their approval on Twitter.


Celtic fans are right to be excited

It’s easy to see why so many Celtic fans are excited by this move for 10-time Switzerland cap Ajeti.

He is still young at 23, but also has years of experience and goals behind him.

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Like fellow Celtic star Mohamed Elyounoussi, he has played for Basel. The Swiss side share a lot of similarities to ourselves, in terms of domestic and European success, so he should know the kind of pressures to expect in Scotland.

Celtic man Albian Ajeti in action

Celtic man Albian Ajeti in action / (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

With Ajeti, Odsonne Edouard and an ever-improving Patryk Klimala all good options up front now, there is less reliance on Leigh Griffiths getting back to peak condition.

Of course, it would be an added bonus to have Griff back firing soon. But you kind of feel we’ve relieved ourselves of a bit of pressure by signing Ajeti.

This one gets a huge thumbs up from us. Let’s hope he can hit the ground running.

In other news, Celtic boss Neil Lennon has discussed a one year loan deal with Shane Duffy.

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