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Report: Albian Ajeti close to Celtic move after Neil Lennon intervention

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Report: Albian Ajeti close to Celtic move after Neil Lennon intervention

An intervention from Neil Lennon has convinced Albian Ajeti to reject Premier League interest in favour of a loan move to Celtic, according to Sky Sports.

The West Ham United striker has been linked with a move to Parkhead for some time. Sky Sports notes however, that the Hoops’ hopes of signing Ajeti were dealt a blow earlier in the window with the forward keen to consider his options.

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But Sky Sports is now reporting that Ajeti is ready to snub interest from England’s top flight. And it is suggested that a personal intervention from Lennon has convinced the Swiss to push towards a Celtic switch.

The report adds that Ajeti is set to undergo a medical with the Bhoys in the next 24 hours.

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Sky Sports claims that he is set to sign on loan with the Scottish Premiership side having the option to make his move permanent for £5 million.

 

TBR View: Big boost for Celtic

Based on the report, it does appear that Celtic have invested a lot of time into getting Ajeti signed. So it would have been a big blow had they failed to bring him in.

And with Premier League sides reportedly keen, it will be a big statement should they now get a deal across the line.

It may also be a shot in the arm for Lennon. Sky’s report certainly hints that the deal would not be so close without the work that he has done.

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