West Ham United may sell summer signing Albian Ajeti as early as January due to fears over his lack of progress, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable Hammers news source claims that the Switzerland international is somebody the east London outfit may entertain offers for come the New Year.
That’s because the 22-year-old hasn’t made the progress expected over a chastening first few months in England that has seen him make just two starts, both in the Carabao Cup.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side are keen to bring in a new attacker in January, but contrary to reports it won’t be PAOK frontman Chuba Akpom.
This seems extremely harsh. Ajeti hasn’t come in and done well – or done much of anything – but he’s not really been given the opportunity to. He’s not been given any sort of a chance in the Premier League, just the odd substitute appearance, and so he hasn’t started a game since September now. As per WhoScored.com, Ajeti hasn’t scored or grabbed an assist, while he’s not even averaging a shot per match. He is averaging 0.5 key passes per outing, though. Plus, he did little in either of his Carabao Cup clashes against lower league opposition, and so he’s not exactly knocked down Pellegrini’s door for a starting spot. But we’ve got to remember that he’s still just 22 years of age and is playing in a foreign country for the first time in a team that has generally been in terrible form for the majority of his time here. Yes, bring in another striker in January, it would be stupid not to, but that doesn’t mean the club can’t continue to develop Ajeti for the future.