Report: Update on potential West Ham player exit, two alternatives named

Contrary to other media reports, West Ham United striker Albian Ajeti has not travelled to Glasgow for a Celtic medical and has reservations over a potential lack of playing time at the Scottish champions, according to Herald Scotland. 

It has been widely reported that the Hammers centre forward is wanted by the Bhoys and there was will on both sides for a loan move to be completed for 2020-21. 

West Ham brought Ajeti to London from Basel last summer, but the attacker has struggled to make an impression in the Premier League. 

Limited opportunities under both Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes means a possible Irons loan exit would make sense to facilitate more playing time for the Switzerland international. 

West Ham have the likes of Sebastien Haller, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio ahead of Ajeti in the pecking order, with scope for a striker addition before the 2020-21 campaign begins. 

The latest report suggests that talk of Ajeti travelling north of the border is incorrect, while Celtic are looking at Steven Fletcher and Ivan Toney as potential alternatives to the Hammers forward. 

For Ajeti, 2020-21 must be a season where he receives regular first-team football and this only appears likely if he leaves West Ham. 

But, with Celtic generally deploying only one striker and having the lethal Odsonne Edouard in their ranks, perhaps the Hammers’ attacker’s reservations over playing time are justified.