Newcastle take Swiss striker Albian Ajeti on trial ahead of potential transfer
Albian Ajeti has arrived at Newcastle United ahead of a potential permanent transfer.
The Swiss striker is currently with FC Basel and according to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder will spend a trial period at St James Park to give Newcastle a chance to decide whether to go ahead with a permanent deal.
The 18 year old is one of a pair of twins currently on the books at the Swiss club, his brother Adonis (who is also 18…joke!) plays as a defender.
Albian Ajeti plays mainly for the FC Basel Under 21 team but has made 11 league appearances for the senior side, including three in the starting eleven.
Ajeti scored the first of his three league goals when he started his first senior match two seasons ago shortly after turning 17, scoring in the 4-2 win over Lausanne Sport.
Turning 19 next month, Ajeti has also played European football this season for the Swiss club, a brief substitute appearance in the Champions League against Maccabi Tel Aviv, as well as one as sub and one in the starting eleven (in December v Lech Poznan) in the Europa League.
An under 21 international for Switzerland, Albian Ajeti arriving on loan at Newcastle United shows once again there is no change in looking for the ‘best young talent home and abroad’ that could potentially increase in ability and value.
Though it does beg the question, if FC Basel are happy to let him go, what chance has he of eventually ever making it in the Premier League?
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