West Ham complete first deadline day signing as Ajeti arrives

Joe Williams
Albian Ajeti Basel

Premier League side West Ham completed the first deal of transfer deadline day as they announced the signing of striker Albian Ajeti from Basel.

The 22-year-old Switzerland international has joined on an initial four-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two seasons.

Ajeti said on West Ham’s official website: “I’m very excited to be here. It is a pleasure for me to be here, at this big club.

“Once I felt West Ham’s interest, I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premier League. This is a big day for me and my family.”