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Kris Boyd hammers Celtic player despite 4-0 win over St. Mirren

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Kris Boyd hammers Celtic player despite 4-0 win over St. Mirren

Kris Boyd had hammered Celtic player Albian Ajeti on the Sky Sports’ Scottish Football podcast for his performance in the 4-0 win over St. Mirren on Wednesday night – with the Swiss striker continuing to struggle at Parkhead.

Ajeti, 23, joined Celtic for £4.5million (BBC) last summer from West Ham after the Switzerland international struggled to make an impact in East London last season – following his move to the Hammers from his home country.

The Hoops cruised to a 4-0 win thanks to an early strike from Tom Rogic, before late goals scored by Odsonne Edouard, David Turnbull and Ryan Christie saw Celtic leave Paisley with a flattering scoreline. Ajeti last 68 minutes before being dragged.

 

Despite his hefty transfer fee, Ajeti has managed just six goals in 26 league and cup appearances for the Bhoys. Ex-Rangers man Boyd criticised the striker, labelling him as “miles off it” for his performance during the midweek win.

“Albian Ajeti, I thought he was miles off it again. What do you do with him, when you have spent so much money to sign him?,” Boyd asked, suggesting a potential summer exit for the striker despite only joining the club last summer.

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TBR’s view – Ajeti next out the door?

You can see Celtic already starting to turn a page and looking to the future. Neil Lennon has offloaded Hatem Abd Elhamed, Jeremie Frimpong and Oliver Ntcham – which could bring in a combined £17million, if Marseille sign Ntcham permanently.

There are expected to be more outgoings. Kris Ajer, Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and Leigh Griffiths have been linked with the exit door – while Mo Elyounoussi, Diego Laxalt and Shane Duffy are unlikely to be signed on a permanent basis.

Given Ajeti’s cost, he is likely to be thrown on that scrapheap – but it remains to be seen if Celtic can bring in a decent fee for the striker, even though he has struggled in Scotland. Perhaps a loan-to-buy move might occur.

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