West Ham will look to sell Albian Ajeti when the transfer window opens if a buyer can be found, according to reports in the English media.
The Swiss international was signed from FC Basel for £8m last summer but has only played a handful of games during his time at the London Stadium. Supporters can’t understand why the 23-year-old has been given such little game time:
Feel for the lad, not had a chance to show what he can and can’t do, absolute pointless signing just letting him rot
— Andrew ‘ Golota ‘ Keavey ⚒ (@AndrewKeavey82) June 22, 2020
A natural striker like him who has scored loads previously would be better than makeshift strikers hands down, would have better movement and finishing for sure
— ⚒ Zack Walker ⚒ (@zackwalker2003) June 22, 2020
After watching him get bossed around by Oxford earlier in the season I don’t think he would cut it if (when in my opinion) we do go down. He might have to be loaned out I can’t see people queuing up for his signature
— Ray Coster (@coster_ray) June 22, 2020
How bad can he be though? surely there must have been something there for the club to sign him in the first place, must be better than having no real attacking force up front
— olly ⚒|blm| (@ollyh2003) June 21, 2020
Just give him a chance ffs! His goal record for Basel is decent with 1 in 2, can’t be as bad as watching Antonio trying to play striker!
— WHUFAN⚒ (@WHUlogical) June 22, 2020
Do the bench sores devalue him more?
— LenaStarrWHU⚒ (@LenaWHU) June 22, 2020
At least loan him out to a lower division to get some game time and see how he developes?
— Callum ⚒🏴 (@Callum__WHU) June 22, 2020
That’s dumb. Blokes not been given a chance.
— Then Like My Dreams (@tlmdwhu) June 22, 2020
The fact that neither Manuel Pellegrini nor David Moyes have given Ajeti a start in the league kind of suggests he simply doesn’t have the ability to play in the top flight.
Against Wolves, Moyes even chose to play Felipe Anderson up front in a 4-4-2 rather than picking Ajeti, who is a recognised striker. The Swiss forward didn’t even get on the pitch on Saturday despite the Irons needing a goal.
He has made just eleven appearances in all competitions for the London club, but he has yet to score since his arrival back in August last year.