Tonight, there are some suggestions in the media that Albian Ajeti is “not convinced” by some of the offers he has outside of Celtic Park. To my mind this is stupid. Whatever it is that Ajeti wants, if he harbours any ambitions of salvaging his career he needs to move on and find a club where he at least stands a chance of getting into the team.
That will never be at Celtic now. The decision are made as far as he is concerned. He has been a dismal failure, and that’s painful considering how much he cost, but facts must be faced. He has probably scored his last goal in our colours.
Ajeti is now on his second failure in a row. Every day he remains at this club in this window that failure has been compounded. If he stays and spends another four months cooling his heels, not even getting into our substitutes most weeks, he will find the options for his next move narrowing until they are virtually non-existent.
For his own sake, this guy needs to go out and play football.
The unedifying sight of a guy content to draw his salary for contributing precisely nothing is not one that endears a footballer to clubs who might want to take a chance. If he was hungry, if he was desperate to play, if he was willing to go anywhere to get himself back in the spotlight, that would be one thing … but to look at other options and treat them as if they are beneath you when you aren’t kicking your own arse, well that is career suicide even in this game.
It is mind-bendingly stupid to do what he seems as if he wants to do. What purpose would it serve him to stay here beyond this window? His contract is running down. He should want to be in a place where he will at least have good offers when it ends.
But he will not get those sitting in the stand.
It is one thing to fail in England. That happens to players. He risks being a footballer who failed in the SPFL. And if he really is too daft to understand that then maybe he deserves the pitiful next contract which will be the legacy of his time here.