Scottish side Celtic FC have been linked with West Ham United’s 23-year-old forward Albian Ajeti over the past couple of weeks and it seems like the deal is finally about to happen, according to Football Insider.
The report claims: “Albian Ajeti is primed to jet in from his Italian holiday retreat to sign for Celtic after a fee was agreed with West Ham, Football Insider understands.
“The striker and his representatives are in the final stages of finalising a move to Parkhead following extensive talks this week.
“The Switzerland international has been convinced to join Celtic by manager Neil Lennon and has accepted an improved contract offer from the club after discussions had stalled.
“A recruitment source has told Football Insider that West Ham and the Scottish champions have agreed a £5.5million loan-to-buy move.”
The Hammers brought in Albian Ajeti from FC Basel just last summer for a fee of around £8 million but the 23-year-old managed to play in just nine Premier League games this past season.
Ajeti has failed to secure a regular spot in Moyes’ first XI having failed to start even a single game which is why West Ham United are more than ready to send him out on loan.
But for Celtic, things could turn out completely differently since Neil Lennon can put someone like Albian Ajeti to perfect use in the SPFL.
With Odosonne Edouard tipped to leave this summer, the West Ham United man might just turn out to be the perfect long-term replacement for the Frenchman.