Negotiations for Albian Ajeti have gone on for weeks but as you and I have said often enough, it is important to get your first choice. Too often we end up with a player from well down the list, who did not do enough to overwhelmingly convince anyone. That is not the case with Ablian.
The player was scouted for a move last year before his ill-fated time in London. He is known to the manager, who will have sounded out Mohamed Elyounoussi for an assurance on things that are not evident from the stands.
Having played over 170 games, he is also more experienced than many we have signed over the last decade. This is why we missed out on him a year ago, he was caught on the EPL radars and West Ham made what was for them a cheap acquisition.
These factors make Albian’s prospect of succeeding at Celtic higher than most recruits. It is a pity he will not have some game time this weekend; let’s hope he is fit for this month’s challenges.