Celtic could sell Albian Ajeti this summer as long as they do not make a loss, according to Alex McLeish.

The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Hoops would look to recoup at least the £5million spent on his signing from West Ham last year.

The Swiss striker started brightly at Parkhead with five goals in six league games but has struggled for form since.

The 24-year-old has netted just once in a further 21 appearances and has not featured in the league since mid-February.

Notably, he was left completely out of the matchday squad against Rangers, with strikers Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala named on the bench.

The 11-cap hitman’s lack of game time saw him left out of the Switzerland squad for the current international break.

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McLeish suggested Celtic would be happy to cash in on Ajeti this summer but only if they managed to get their money back.

McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “They’ll certainly want their money back.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re Rangers or Celtic, who do have a lot of revenue. There’s no way they would want to buy a player for £5million and see him walking out for nothing.

“That is something that they have to try and fix. If that means giving him more game time, to show he’s got that prowess or he can get a move for himself by these performances.

Celtic striker Albian Ajeti

“At the same time, you can see Celtic are not sure about him. That’s a dilemma, it is a dilemma.

“You would think in the modern-day circuit, he’s been a West Ham player, he’s been a Celtic player. He should probably command a decent price if he was moving.”

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