Ghana captain Andre Ayew has been backed to secure a move to any of the newly promoted English Premier league sides.
‘Dede’ as he is affectionately called will become a free agent when his current deal with Swansea City, expires at the end of the month.
Andre Ayew initially joined Swansea as a free agent in 2015 and after two highly succesful spells at the Welsh Side, has earned a cult hero status.
His influence among the current setup has grown in leaps and bounds to the extent that he is often referred to as the ‘King’ among his playmates.
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Ayew’s release by the club has got nothing to do with performance as he has emerged their top scorer in all competitions in the last two seasons. The matter is more about the club’s dire financial situation after failing to secure a return to the lucrative English Premier league despite coming close in the last two years.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Ghanaian radio station, Silver FM, Peter Drury described Andre Ayew as a ‘very good player’ capable of slotting into any of the newly promoted premier league sides and faring well.
“I do think he’s a very good player and whenever I see him play with Swansea in the championship, a Lower league from the championship, I’ve always thought what a threat he appears to be… (He is) too good I would say to be playing in the second tier of English football,” Peter Drury told Silver FM.
“I know there is a lot of transfer gossip around him. I’m not saying he’s gonna go to one of the big clubs. I don’t think hell end up at Liverpool or Chelsea but maybe one of the newly promoted teams might very well be tempted to attract him to their club cos he’s the sort of player who if you’re in the bottom half of the table, he just might score for you that crucial goal that makes all the difference,” he concluded.
It remains to be seen where Andre Ayew goes next with transfer reports linking him to newly promoted EPL sides like Norwich.
Others have also linked him with a return to his former side Olympique Marseilles.
Michael Boadu | SportsCenter | SilverFM