There appears to be a bit of excitement building up over at the Hawthorns after Matt Wilson of the Express & Star provided a more positive update on West Brom’s pursuit of Basel striker Albian Ajeti.
Update on #wba’s interest in Albian Ajeti. I’m now told talks with Basel remain ongoing, and wage demands are not as incompatible as first thought. No guarantee of a deal, but the interest is not dead
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) July 29, 2019
After previously claiming that West Brom were put off by the wage demands of the 22-year-old, he now states that talks between the two remain ongoing with the striker’s wage demands not as incompatible as first believed.
Ajeti scored 21 goals in 43 appearances for Basel last term, including in both the Champions League and Europa League qualifying stages. The Swiss league is already well underway for this season and the 6 foot forward has made his presence known, bagging a goal and two assists in his only appearance so far.
A number of fans took to social media to share their opinion on the potential arrival with one supporter declaring the Switzerland international was the exact kind of striker the club needed and that if they can pull it off he would be more than happy with the signing.
Others labelled him a top class player, promising and a goalscorer with one fan describing Ajeti as good in the air with stamina. Also believing that he can deal with pressure coming from a big club like Basel. Another member of the Baggies faithful had to make reference to his name, saying he will fit right in.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
He’s the exact kind of striker we need to be fair. If we do pull it off I’d be more than happy with that signing. Anyone know what the talked about fee is? Thought they would want at least 10m for him. #wba
— Andy Leeman (@AndyLeeman91) July 29, 2019
Looks a player this kid Matt and surely someone we would get good resale value on if he does well
— Stuart Hunt (@huntywbafc) July 29, 2019
I’ve seen a video clip of his goals last season. Is good in the air and has stamina. Traits potentially welcome for us. Add to that , that Basel is a bigger club than us in terms of support and their current international profile. The person can handle the pressure well.
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) July 29, 2019
I’ve saw Albian Ajeti play before
his a top class player and also a goalscorer
scored 21 goals at Basel last season
— james duffy (@barryd19651) July 29, 2019
Superb if we can get him.. he is top notch is going to give us 20-25 Goals lads..
— Miti (@Miti68044574) July 29, 2019
this guy looks promising
— baggieboy68 (@baggieboy682) July 29, 2019
Good signing of it can get done
— ……. (@Rollsie7) July 29, 2019
Any bloke with the name Albian is going to fit in down the Hawthorns ????????
— Pete M (@pete_wba) July 29, 2019