Albian Ajeti in action for Switzerland last year. Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images.

Albian Ajeti in action for Switzerland last year. Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images.

Ajeti, the Kosovo Albanian-Swiss striker who has endured a frustrating season on the sidelines at West Ham in England, arrived in Glasgow yesterday to undergo a medical and finalise his much-anticipated move to the Parkhead club.

Beni Huggel, the former Basel and Switzerland midfielder who now works as a pundit with national broadcaster SRF in his homeland, believes Celtic should be delighted to have secured the services of his compatriot.

“Albian is a skilful guy,” he said. “He has a lot of determination and a good mindset. He always wants to win, always wants to get the most he can out of a game. He is also good technically and can shoot with both feet. He isn’t the tallest striker, just six foot or so. But he is a good header of the ball.

“He plays with a lot of emotion. When he was at Basel the fans loved him because he always gave the impression of giving everything that he had for the team. He had a great attitude. I think the Celtic supporters will like him.

“Albian is of Albanian descent. After the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s a lot of people from the Balkan states moved to Switzerland and a lot of Albanians live here now. They have a different style from Swiss people, but they are accepted. They are hard workers. That is certainly a trait of Albian’s play.

Beni Huggel fully expects Albian Ajeti to convert the majority of opportunities that fall to him at Celtic in the 2020/21 campaign.

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