The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle have taken Swiss U21 International Albian Ajeti on trial – and if he does well the 18 year-old could be signed in the summer.
The striker is of Albanian descent hd he’s played for all the Swiss youth sides form U15 to 3 caps for U21 side – which is not bad since he’s just 18.
Swiss U21 International striker Albian Ajeti
The 6 ft tall striker has played 12 times for the Basel first team this season with 5 goals
Ajeti made his debut for Basel almost two years ago in March 2014 in the UEFA Europa League when he had only just turned 17.
He’s played 21 times for the Basel first team so far with 6 goals and 4 assists.
These are the types of deal we should be doing – bringing in good up and coming youngsters who are then looked at closely by the coaching staff before any deal is made.
He will be one for the Development squad and Peter Beardsley will be watching his closely during his trial to see if is good enough to sign for the club in the summer.
We wish Ajeti all the bets in his trial on Tyneside.