West Ham have confirmed the signing of FC Basel striker Albian Ajeti on a four-year contract. The Hammers also have the option to extend his deal for another two years.
It is believed that the 22-year-old cost in the region of £8m. Following his move to the London club, the Swiss international said he was absolutely delighted to make the switch to the Premier League:
“I’m very excited to be here. It is a pleasure for me to be here, at this big club. Once I felt West Ham’s interest, I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premier League. This is a big day for me and my family.”
Ajeti is unlikely to be a regular starter under manager Manuel Pellegrini this season, with Sebastien Haller having been signed from Eintracht Frankfurt for £45m earlier this summer.
However, the Swiss forward has been pretty prolific for Basel, having scored 21 goals in all competitions for his club last season.
Ajeti will be hoping to make a big impression when he is afforded game time this campaign. His first start will likely come in the Carabao Cup second round which is scheduled to take place later this month.