Swansea outbid Newcastle for Andre Ayew
Swansea have now offered Andre Ayew €300,000 a month as well as a generous bonus package, if he commits to the Welsh club ahea dof both Premier League and overseas rivals.
L’equipe report that their information is that the new offer which works out at around £45,000 a week, betters Newcastle’s offer, as well as those so far from the likes of Roma, Inter and AC Milan who have all registered their interest.
The 25 year old Ghanaian international has made clear for some time that he will run his contract down and leave Marseille at the end of this season as they can’t meet his financial demands.
He has scored eight goals for his club this season as well as starring for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations in January.
His preference is said to be a move to the Premier League if the money is right and Swansea have already shown that they are prepared to push the boat out to try and compete in these days of TV riches.
The Swans paid both a £12m transfer fee and the wages Wilfried Bony was asking for when he left Vitesse in summer 2013, with Newcastle having shown interest but not willing to pay the money.
Similarly, Newcastle’s long running interest in Bafetimbi Gomis came to nothin as his contract ran out and Swansea were also prepared to apy what he wanted.
Bony was a massive succes in terms of both goals and financially when his move to Man City doubled their money.
Gomis hasn’t achieved much yet but at some time Newcastle have to compete in the transfer market for players that other clubs are also chasing, or else they will only be heading in one direction.
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