West Ham’s move for FC Basel forward Albian Ajeti is almost a done deal, according to Daily Mirror journalist Matt Lawless.
The reporter for the national newspaper stated on his personal Twitter account that the Hammers had almost completed an £8million deal to sign the Swiss striker.
Lawless then delivered his verdict on the move and shared that he believes the Hammers were making another signing with a view to the future and were really giving it a go.
“Albian Ajeti almost a done deal at West Ham for around £8m. 22-years-old, Swiss international striker. Another signing with a view to the future. Hammers really giving it a go,” wrote Lawless on his verified Twitter account.
Albian Ajeti almost a done deal at West Ham for around £8m. 22-years-old, Swiss international striker. Another signing with a view to the future. Hammers really giving it a go #COYI
— Matty Lawless (@mattylawless) August 7, 2019
It seems West Ham fans can start getting excited about the prospect of Ajeti arriving, as Lawless seems confident enough to publicly state that a deal is almost done. The 22-year-old attacker has scored two goals and assisted two in his three outings so far this season, and was in prolific form in his 2018/19 campaign as well. Ajeti scored 21 goals, and registered 11 assists, in his 41 outings across all competitions. If the 22-year-old could rack up similar numbers at the London Stadium if a deal goes through, then surely he will be a big hit at the club. Pellegrini oversaw Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and 2018/19 top-scorer Marko Arnautovic depart the club this summer and attacking reinforcements clearly need adding to the squad. Sebastien Haller may have been snapped up earlier in the summer, but it would have been too much to ask of the Frenchman to cover the loss of Carroll, Perez and Arnautovic. This is the case even though the 25-year-old was clinical for Eintracht Frankfurt in his 2018/19 campaign by scoring 21 goals in 40 outings.