Newcastle have been after Andre Ayew for a while now, and the Ghanaian has just returned to Marseilles after playing well for Ghana in the African Cup of Nations, where Ghana just missed out on winning it, and lost 9-8 on penalties in the final to Ivory Coast after there was no no score after extra time.
Andre Ayew – Newcastle trying to negotiate a deal
Marseilles have been unable to agree terms with the 25 year-old 62 times capped Ghana International, and his five year contract at Marseilles runs out in June, so clubs have been able to talk to him since January 1st.
Andre has made no secret of the fact over the last couple of years that his preferred club is Liverpool, and French radio station RMC is reporting a number of clubs are negotiating with him on terms.
One of those clubs is said to be Newcastle United, but we are facing competition from Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Liverpool.
The fight is on now between the clubs to try to agree terms with the winger and get him to sing a pre-contract agreement and then the deal can be finalized on July 1st, when the transfer window opens and the new financial year begins.
All four clubs are said to be negotiating with the left-sided midfield player, who has played 181 times for Marseilles over the last five years with 53 goals.
We have to believe that Marseilles are still in with a chance of having him stay at the club but now it’s a case of which club can offer him the best deal, and maybe also European competition, which he’s used to at Marseilles.
And in the past when a move has been made on those terms Newcastle have found it difficult to convince a player to come to Tyneside.
But at least we are said to be negotiating with his agents, so there’s a possibility we could sign him, and if we do sign him to a pre-contract agreement then that news could be announced at any time.
From our archives we were first interested in this player back in January of 2013, when we were struggling with relegation.
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