Newcastle have been interested in signing Ghana International winger Andre Ayew for over a year now, and news today that his club Marseilles are ready to sell the player in the summer.
Andre Ayew – for sale in the summer
According to the French daily L’Equipe, Marseilles will be selling quite a few of their players in the summer, and Liverpool in addition to Newcastle have been interested in the winger in the past.
Ayew, goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, defender Nicolas N’Koulou, midfielder Mathieu Valbuena and striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, are all players Marseilles want to cash in on in the summer and Newcastle have also been interested in Gignac in the past.
But he’s now 28 and Valbuena is a decent play-maker but now 29 years old, so they would be a little old for Newcastle who like to sign players 25 or younger.
Their interim coach Jose Anigo said this in a press conference last week:
“What is certain is that this squad must be renewed.” “Some players are old and may need to take on another challenge.”
But if Liverpool are really interested in the player, Newcastle will have little chance of enticing the 24 year-old winger to Newcastle because during the summer he said he supported Liverpool:
“I have heard that Liverpool want me.” “If they come for me, I will say ‘yes’. I was a fan of the club in my childhood.”
Newcastle’s stock in the football world continues to fall, unfortunately, and it seems like we cannot compete any more at the top of the English Premier League.
Recent results and the selling of Yohan Cabaye last month have not helped the Newcastle image either, and we’ve lost six of our last eight games, and five of the last seven games, and in six of those – we have failed to score.
This does not make for good reading, but it seems that Newcastle will need to start all over again in the summer, and at least try to build a decent team again.
We expect a number of players to be leaving the club including Loic Remy and long serving striker Shola Ameobi, and French clubs are where Newcastle usually recruit their players from – because they are the cheapest.
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