Following a sticky spell at the Hammers, Andre Ayew is back at the Liberty stadium. A club record fee of £18m puts Ayew as the most expensive player ever to be acquired by the Swans. He surpasses Borja Baston’s £15.5m paid in the 2016 transfer window to Atletico Madrid.
A look at Andre Ayew’s profile.
It is no surprise that the 28 year old, brother of 2 and the son to three time African Footballer of the year winner; Abedi "Pele" Ayew has graced the big stadiums.
Ayew’s football exodus began at age 14 when playing for Ghana’s Nania.
Later in 2005, he secured a position to Marseille’s youth academy for two seasons, a club his father played for in his days. Successful loan tints at Lorient and Arles-Avignon saw him recalled back to Marseille in 2010 after he helped the latter’s first time ligue 1 promotion. On his return, his importance in the first team earned Marseille Trophée des champions and Coupe de la Ligues for the two consecutive seasons of 2010 and 2011.
He later switched to premier league club Swansea where he was the clubs top scorer for the 2015 - 2016 campaign with 12 goals in 34 outings. West ham became interested moving in with a £20.5M bid the Swans could not deny. 18 months later, he is back at the swans.
He has 65 caps for Ghana since his debut for the national team in 2008.
Since Andre Ayew’s Ghana debut in 2008, the deputy captain has earned 65 caps. His efforts saw the Black Stars to runner-up in the 2010 and 2015 Africa cup of nations where he finished as the competition’s top scorer in 2015. He has featured in the 2010 and 2014 world cup.
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A controversial 18 months; which some claim to have been a disaster came to an end when the Swans bought him back on deadline day.
Ayew is set to join younger brother Jordan Ayew with whom he has played with in the national team and in Marseille.
His stint at the hammers saw him make 43 appearances scoring 9 goals. Remarkable of his time at the East London stadium is the 3-2 comeback to Totten ham in which he inspired a brace.
Following his return to Liberty stadium, speaking at Swans TV, in an interview, Andre Ayew feels his time at East London could have been different had it not been for injuries. True to that, he missed out on the Leicester game due to a hamstring injury.
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He considers himself one of the most efficient players if he is not the best of those playing in his position.
We expect to see some efficiency in his debut for the Swans.