Ajeti impresses for Basel
Albian Ajeti joined FC Basel in the summer of 2017 for a fee believed to be around £1.25m.
Ajeti was a product of Basel’s youth system, but he was sold to German outfit Augsburg in 2016.
However, Ajeti made just one senior appearance for the German club.
Now, though, he is one of Basel’s top stars.
Ajeti has played 96 games across all competitions for the Swiss side. In those fixtures, he has managed to score 43 and assist 21.
The 2018/19 campaign saw the 22-year-old score 21 and assist 11 in 43 games.
Ajeti has also made seven appearances for Switzerland’s first-team.
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West Ham closing in on Ajeti
We could now be set to see the young forward move to the English top-flight.
West Ham have already completed the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller this summer.
However, after losing Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic, they look to be trying to add some more depth to their forward spot.
According to the BBC, West Ham are close to concluding a deal for Ajeti.
The BBC put the transfer fee at £8m, with Sky Sports News also reporting an £8m fee for Ajeti:
West Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Basel striker Albian Ajeti for £8m, Sky Sports News understands.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 7, 2019