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Report: Neil Lennon holds talks over £8m striker, sees prospective Celtic switch as ‘very tempting’

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Report: Neil Lennon holds talks over £8m striker, sees prospective Celtic switch as ‘very tempting’

Celtic boss Neil Lennon held further discussions with Albian Ajeti’s representatives at the weekend over a prospective switch to Parkhead, according to Sky Sports.

The Hoops have been linked with the West Ham striker for a number of weeks as they look to bolster their attacking options for a crucial 2020-21 season.

Celtic and West Ham were reported to have agreed a loan deal with an option to make the move permanent for a fee of around £5million following initial talks last month.

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However, the prospective switch appeared to have been put on hold last week after the Switzerland international asked for more time to consider his options.

 

The outlet reports that, while Ajeti’s first choice was to stay in the English Premier League, he sees the prospect of European football with Celtic as “very tempting”.

Celtic aren’t believed to be the only team in the race, however – English top-flight newcomers West Brom are also said to be in pursuit of the 23-year-old.

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Ajeti may not have pulled up many trees in London following his £8million switch from Basel last year but his form with the Swiss club was very impressive.

In 96 competitive appearances, the 6ft forward registered 43 goals and 21 assists, helping his club three league titles and a Swiss cup, and has featured in European matches.

A tenth title in a row is at stake for Celtic this season and having Ajeti, Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala in the attacking ranks would make for a fearsome title-winning selection at Lennon’s disposal.

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