Newcastle have been interested in Marseilles Ghanaian winger Andre Ayew for over a couple of years now, and there is news in the French press today that Newcastle could make a bid for him in January.
Andre Ayew – in Ghanaian colors during World Cup last summer
There is a report on the French web-site le10sport.com that Newcastle United have contacted Marseilles over the possibility of signing the 56 times capped Ghanaian International winger.
Andre’s contract in France runs out at the end of next June, when he will become a free agent, and his French club may want to cash in on him during the January transfer window, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.
Andre was available for around £4M over the summer months, and could now be available for about half that price – and that could be an attractive deal for Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
Since making his debut for Marseilles back in August of 2007 as a 17 year-old in a league match against Valencienne, Andre has played 241 times for the top French club with 58 goals and 245 assists.
And for a player who has so much experience at club level and International level, he only turns 25 next month.
Newcastle have a number of top youngsters coming through on the wings such as Rolando Aarons and Sammy Ameobi (plus Remy Cabella), so there will be a trade-off as to whether Newcastle need to bring in a goal-scoring winger.
But it seems Ayew would offer a lot of experience, and he’s certainly a good player, still quite young at 24 – and had a very good World Cup in Brazil.
He’s also available for a knock-down price.
What do you think?
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