Newcastle United interested in signing free agent Andre Ayew – Report
Newcastle United are interested in signing Andre Ayew, according to a report on Monday.
The 31 year old set to be a free agent at the end of the month and a player who would likely have signed another contract at Swansea if they had got promoted to the Premier League.
Nobody did more to try and get Swansea back up to the top tier, Andre Ayew scoring 17 Championship goals and getting four assists, this following the 2019/20 season when he got 16 Championship goals and seven assists.
Directly involved in 44 goals (scoring 33 and assisting another 11) these past two seasons in the Championship, suggesting he is too good for that level and could potentially do a job still in the Premier League.
They report that as well as Newcastle, other clubs have registered their interest in the attacking player.
In his first Premier League season (2015/16) Andre Ayew got 12 goals and two assists for Swansea, earning him a big money £20m+ transfer to West Ham. Even though he never really clicked at West Ham, Ayew still scored nine PL goals and got five assists from 25 starts (plus 18 sub appearances).
At one time this type of transfer might have been easily dismissed due to the age of the player.
However, Mike Ashley has increasingly used the loan and free markets, with age seemingly no bar to the recruitment of players such as 30+ Andy Carroll. Since Steve Bruce arrived, nine of the fourteen senior players brought in have either been free agents or loan signings.
On the fitness front, impressive stats from Andrew Ayew at Swansea, as he has played in 92 Championship matches over the course of these last two years.
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