Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to bin Albian Ajeti at the end of the season after he was named on the bench for the weekend’s win over Aberdeen.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker claimed the 24-year-old will be one of “many changes” at the club this summer.
Ajeti was an unused substitute for the second consecutive game in the league, having started four of the previous five fixtures.
The 1-0 win over Aberdeen was John Kennedy’s first game as caretaker manager, following the departure of Neil Lennon on Wednesday.
He handed Patryk Klimala his first start since October, with the Polish striker selected ahead of Leigh Griffiths and Albian Ajeti.
When believes Klimala’s selection at Aberdeen is an ominous sign for Ajeti.
“It is damning for Ajeti’s future,” he told Football Insider. “It seems as if he won’t be at the club next year.
“The changes have started and this is going to be a period of great transition from Celtic after the season they have had. It could never have ended any other way with the way the last year has played out.
“There is going to be so many changes in personnel at that club from the top of the club right down to the players because clearly some of them cannot do it.”
Ajeti has contributed six goals and four assists in 27 appearances this season.
He has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract, having arrived in a £5million deal from West Ham last summer.