West Ham fans are getting increasingly frustrated at their side this season. The Hammers are failing massively to perform given the form of their squad, however, that could be down to the change of management and the off-field issues with the fans kicking up over the board.
One issue that has come up, though, is the lack of form of Sebastien Haller, and when you look back to the performances of the Frenchman last season when he was at his best, the obvious difference is clear to see, Haller is isolated at the moment, yet at his best, he played in a partnership.
That’s where the young Albian Ajeti comes into the equation. The Swiss striker may not be as effective in the Premier League as he was in the Swiss Super League last season with FC Basel, but he still has loads of talent and can still be relied upon if he’s used alongside Haller.
Against Everton, the forward was given six minutes off the bench and provided running and movement in his short spell on the pitch, and whilst six minutes isn’t enough to see whether or not Ajeti can cut it, giving him a few starts to show what he’s made of will not hurt the Hammers in the long run.
At the young age of just 22-years-old, Ajeti is one who deserves to get a chance, although if the Hammers aren’t prepared to use the striker then they should bring in a 3rd forward, one who can feature alongside Haller, and then use Ajeti as the reserve option should one of the two starting forwards suffer an injury or pick up a suspension.
Should Haller and Ajeti start together?
Absolutely, two up front!
Absolutely not, it wouldn't work!
It won’t be easy for Ajeti to adapt to life and he’ll have to work very hard to get into the side, but it looks like Haller needs a partner just as much as the Swiss striker needs minutes, and if the Hammers aren’t going to use their summer signing from Basel then they need to bring a new man in.