Celtic’s Albian Ajeti has had a superb start to his Celtic career so far. He scored a great goal against Livingston in the Hoops’ 3-2 win over Livingston.
That was Ajeti’s fourth goal of the season. He has scored four goals in five Scottish Premiership appearances this season, which is some going.
If Ajeti can keep up this run of form this season, his £5m signing (The Scottish Sun) from West Ham could be the bargain of the season.
Was originally going to be a loan signing
It should be remembered that originally it was reported by Sky Sports for example, that Ajeti was originally going to sign on loan. Neil Lennon and Nick Hammond deserve great credit to managing to make that move a permanent one.
With the start of the season he has made it would have been difficult for Celtic to make the deal a permanent one, so it is a relief that Ajeti is committed to the Hoops.
Even though he is a goalscorer, there is more to Ajeti’s game than that. He also does well when holding the ball up. A good example of that was his pass to Callum McGregor, which led to McGregor’s goal in the 3-2 win over Livingston.
Has worked well in two striking roles
Bitton played as a kind of lone striker against Livingston, with Ryan Christie playing as a second forward. He has also played in a partnership with Odsonne Edouard. It is a good sign when he can score when playing in both roles. That shows the versatilities of the man.
Now, when you consider how much money strikers from the English Championship cost, Aston Villa signed Ollie Watkins from Brentford for £28m (BBC Sport) for example, Ajeti really is a bargain.
Ajeti was a Premier League player last season remember. He might not have got much of an opportunity at West Ham, but any time you get the chance to sign a Premier League player for £5m you take it.
Obviously Ajeti won’t score in every Premier League start this season. However, he looks more than capable of scoring at least 20 goals this campaign.
Should that happen, he will be the transfer deal of the season.