The News Of The World is reporting this morning that Newcastle United are interested in Marseille’s Ghana World Cup winger, Andre Ayew.
André Ayew – Newcastle interested
It appears that Marseilles manager Didier Deschamps is a huge fan of former Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia, and is trying to get him from Wigan Athletic, to the French Champions in January.
The Marseilles club will have to pay around £9M for the French winger, and the news is they will need to sell some of their players first to come up with the money.
Ayew is only 20 years old and his best years are still ahead of him, and he fits perfectly with the Newcastle’s transfer policy of signing young players for smaller fees, than the finished product.
The 27 times capped winger, who stands 5’10”, hasn’t settled well at Marseilles, and was on loan last season to Arles-Avignon, helping the club win their promotion to Ligue 1.
Andre Ayew is said to cost around £6M, and of course his transfer could help with the signing of Marseilles’ number one target Charles N’Zogbia. And it looks as though Newcastle are interested in the Seclin, France born youngster, who can play on either wing.
Newcastle did some business with Marseilles over the summer for Ben Arfa, but that deal hardly went smoothly for either of the three parties involved – and that’s a huge understatement of course.
But maybe Newcastle can get a good deal for the Ghana International, who has 68 first class club performances to his name, so far, with 8 goals – in addition to his 27 International appearances..
It looks to us that Newcastle will be doing some business this January, and maybe more than we think.