West Ham striker Albian Ajeti has been somewhat of an outcast since his arrival at the London Stadium in the Summer. However, is he the answer David Moyes is looking for to help the Hammers climb back up the table?
The Swiss international moved to the East London club from FC Basel for a rumoured £8m but has not yet been given a real chance in the first team despite making a number of appearances from the bench.
A loan move away from the Premier League was hinted at but the fact that Ajeti has already played for two European clubs this season means that will not be possible unless he is to move to the MLS.
Heading into the 2019/20 season, the Irons needed an extra striker having brought in Sebestian Haller from Eintract Frankfurt. However, they also dismissed a number of key individuals including Javier Hernadez and Lucas Perez.
22-year-old Ajeti has starred for his previous club scoring 14 times in the 18/19 season as well as getting 8 assists. This shows that his talent is there and can be valued, and he is the ideal support man for Haller who has struggled himself to find the back of the net.
West Ham are struggling at this current moment, whether that be in defence or the final third.
In the final third they have missed clear goal scoring chances something i touched upon in an earlier piece and a factor they have struggled with for a number of years now. One thing David Moyes knows how to do as a manager is get the best out of his players.
Against Everton at the weekend, Ajeti came on and instantly turned up the performance of the team playing with his own sense of purpose.
His efforts have not gone unnoticed despite some fans criticising why he is even at the club. For a player who has not played at a high standard like the rest of the squad it is sometimes hard to adapt to surroundings this has been seen by attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals another summer signing.
The midfielder struggled at the start of the season being on the bench multiple times but has now grown into a starting player even bagging his first premier league goal against Leicester City.
Ajeti is the same and needs to be getting game time if he is to improve and I believe that Moyes can be the man to get the best out of him and get him working well within the team.
But only time will tell.