Ajeti 'doesn't move enough' and Celtic playing style 'doesn't suit him' - McAvennie
Frank McAvennie claims Albian Ajeti doesn’t have what it takes to be the main striker at Celtic.
The Parkhead icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted after the forward bagged a brace at the weekend.
Ajeti, 24, wrapped up a 3-0 win over Ross County with two late goals, his first in the league since February.
The forward signed for Celtic last summer but had only scored six goals in 36 outings before Saturday’s double.
Summer signing Kyogo Furuhashi is the natural starting striker after his impressive start to life in Scotland but he is currently sidelined.
Fellow summer arrival Giorgos Giakoumakis did not make the bench at the weekend, allowing Ajeti to stake a claim.
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McAvennie was impressed with the forward but insists he still doesn’t have what it takes to be the main man at Parkhead.
“I don’t think Ajeti is going to be number nine for Celtic,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I just don’t see it, he doesn’t move enough. The way Celtic play with such high energy doesn’t suit him.
“Him getting those goals tells me he can do it, which is a big boost. It was a surprise but we need to see much more.
“Postecoglou will want him to do a lot more running and if he does that then it will only help Celtic.
“He has to do it every game though, he can’t just be a big target man, he has to move.“
Ajeti could be tasked with leading the line when Celtic take on Real Betis this Thursday.
The Hoops are looking to get off to a winning start as their Europa League group stage campaign gets underway.