Frank McAvennie says he would “love to have been in the room” when Celtic sanctioned the transfer of the lacklustre Albian Ajeti.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Parkhead favourite made his comments with Ajeti having played a combined total of 40 minutes across Celtic’s last nine matches.

The Swiss centre-forward made just 12 appearances for former club West Ham United after signing for £8million in August 2019.

He swapped London for Glasgow a year later, with West Ham making a £3.5m loss on a player who failed to find the back of the net on a single occasion in the English top-flight.

McAvennie questioned the player and Celtic’s recruitment of him, insisting that decision-makers should have foreseen Ajeti’s lethargic performances based on his time in the Premier League.

He told Football Insider: “I do not know who signed Ajeti and told Peter Lawwell that the club can make money on him.

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“I would love to have been in the room with whoever justified paying £5million for him. How can you justify spending £5million on a player like that, a player who strolled about at West Ham and is now doing the same at Celtic?

“He does not care if he plays or not. I do not get it.”

The Hoops’ recruitment has been under the spotlight recently.

Transfer chief and director of football Nicky Hammond is one of a number of members of the club’s executive branch whose job is under threat, Football Insider understands.

In other news, a top pundit has had his say on Neil Lennon’s war of wors with an ex-teammate.