Celtic star Albian Ajeti is already making Charlie Adam's prediction look incredibly foolish

By John McGinley

September 27, 2020

When Albian Ajeti moved from West Ham United to Celtic, there was a lot of excitement amongst supporters.

Noting his exceptional record at Basel and the fact he has a presence in the Swiss national team, many predicted he would be a hit at the Hoops and be more than capable of performing at Scottish Premiership level.

One Rangers-leaning pundit, Charlie Adam, instead took an alternative stance.

He suggested Ajeti might not be quite as good as people thought having spoken to unnamed sources about the player.

Albian Ajeti celebrates scoring for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Dundee midfielder told The Glasgow Times on 15th August: “If you think the level of the English league is high, it’s tougher coming to Scotland.

“Wait until you go to play Livingston, wait until you go to play Hamilton on the astroturf. That’ll open the lad’s eyes up.

“£5million is a lot of investment for Celtic, he’s a young player. Have I seen enough of him? I’ve heard through the grapevine that he’s not at the level that everybody thinks he is. So it will be a surprise.”

Since then Ajeti has scored against Dundee United and Ross County away from home, as well as netting against Motherwell, Livingston and Hibernian at Celtic Park.

He’s averaging a goal every 47 minutes and has propelled himself to the top of the Scottish Premiership scoring charts above Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Kent and Kevin Nisbet.

Hardly the sign of a player who is struggling to make an impact following his big move.

Albian Ajeti celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If anything he’s yet to hit his peak or earn a consistent run of games due to his lack of pre-season.

Adam’s commentary has already aged badly, and we’re barely a month down the road. It’ll likely look even worse come May when Ajeti has posted his final goal tally.

That’ll be fine with me!

In other news, Jack Ross has admitted Jeremie Frimpong’s performance will mean his defender requires extra support over the coming days.