Report: Newcastle agree trial deal with Albian Ajeti, planning permanent summer move

Newcastle have taken Swiss youth striker Albian Ajeti on trial.

Albian Ajeti is set to spend time on Tyneside as part of a trial period, the Chronicle reports.

The Basel striker is out of contract at the end of this season, and he has linked up with the Magpies with the view to earning a permanent transfer to Newcastle in the summer.

A Swiss youth international, 18-year-old Ajeti has been capped at every level from Under-15 to Under-21, and has made 21 first-team appearances for Basel.

He has six goals and four assists in those games, and has built a promising reputation as a talented striker in Swiss football. Primarily a powerful number nine, Ajeti can also play on the left-wing, where he has featured on occasion for Basel.

With Ajeti’s contract expiring at the end of this season, and Basel making no indications that an extension is set to be offered, the youngster has linked up with Newcastle ahead of a potential transfer in the summer.

The report claims he is set to work with Peter Beardsley’s Under-21 squad over the coming months whilst on trial, with the former Magpies’ star assessing his talents and potential before deciding whether to sanction his signing.

It is stated that Newcastle are on the look out for players who are similar to key star Ayoze Perez, whilst the Tyneside outfit are keen to bring in more signings for their development squad. They believe that Ajeti fulfils both traits, and are pushing ahead with his trial spell.

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