Manuel Pellegrini has proved that he is not a massive fan of change in his West Ham United teams this season.
Despite having not won a single game since September against Manchester United, the Hammers’ boss has not really made many switches at the London Stadium.
That has led to certain players not being able to get chances in the first team such as Albian Ajeti, who arrived in the summer and has only had opportunities in the Carabao Cup.
Sebastien Haller is becoming more and more isolated in the final third, and given that he thrived at Frankfurt with a couple of partners up top, it is strange that Pellegrini hasn’t thrown Ajeti alongside him in matches.
The time has definitely come to give him that chance, but he may not actually even take to the pitch in the Premier League despite only arriving in the summer.
Sporx has reported that Besiktas have joined the hunt for Ajeti, and will make a move for the Swiss international in the January transfer window.
The Turkish outlet claim on their website that they will try and secure the Hammers’ forward as they consider their current options in the final third as insufficient.
West Ham would be making a big mistake if they were to allow the former Basel man out of the exit door, as he could be the person who could make the difference in their terrible run of form.
Ajeti was involved in 32 goals in his 43 appearances last season at Basel, with 21 of those being his own goals – and if that isn’t enough proof that he is capable of turning it around, then Pellegrini is out of his mind.
Pellegrini may not trust Mario Husillos completely if he doesn’t give Ajeti a chance to even play before offloading him, and that would be one of his biggest mistakes.