The Chronicle reported on Thursday that Newcastle would take 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 and 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.
So he looks a good young player with lots of potential.
Albian Ajeti – just signed for FC Augsburg
What happened to his Newcastle trial?
But news today that he has just signed a four and a half year deal with Bundesliga club FC Augsburg – so his trial didn’t last long at Newcastle and it looks like it didn’t even start.
Here is the FC Basel statement about Ajeti published today on the Swiss club’s website:
“The 18 year old striker Albian Ajeti has signed with immediate effect from FC Basel 1893 to the Bundesliga and the UEFA Europa League participants FC Augsburg.”
“Ajeti will sign for Augsburg on a four and a half year contract until 30 June 2020.”
“The Swiss U21 international signed in July 2013 for FC Basel along with his twin brother Adonis Ajeti, his first professional contract with FCB for three years.”
On Saturday 9 January 2016 Ajeti will travel to meet the Bundesliga squad who are twelfth in the league and at a training camp in Marbella , where he will join with former FCB player Raul Bobadilla.”
“FC Basel 1893 wishes Albian Ajeti all the best and much success in the Bundesliga.”
There was nothing official from Newcastle on Ajeti but here’s a promising young 18 year-old striker that we quickly lost out on.
Wonder what really happened?
Another club was probably more aggressive and ambitious than Newcastle – and that’s not the first time that’s happened.
Remember a year ago when Tottenham came in and took 18 year-old MK Dons central midfielder Dele Alli from under our noses?