Newcastle have been after 25 year-old Marseilles left winger Andre Ayew for over two years now, and he will in all likelihood become a free agent in the summer, if Marseilles fail to persuade him to sign a new deal to stay in the south of France.
Andre Ayew – Newcastle in bold move
There have been reports in the last few weeks that various clubs are speaking to the winger, and offering him a deal in an effort to get him signed up to a pre-contract, that he would then sign on July 1st to make the transfer official.
Players in the last six months of their contract are allowed to talk to clubs from January of the year their contracts run out.
And there is a report in France that Newcastle have offered Andre a decent deal, and there are some inside details on what the deal is.
le10Sport are reporting, in what they call an exclusive, that Newcastle have offered the player a £2M signing on fee and wages of £30K/week – free of any taxes.
Taxes in France are huge, so that seems a decent offer to the 62 times capped Ghanaian International.
Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have apparently made an identical offer, and if that’s true we think he would prefer a move to Newcastle, because he has always said he wants to play in the English Premier League.
The third club said to have given an offer to Andre is Roma, and their offer is reported to be the best one of the three.
But maybe the location of the club is more important than the offer for Andre – after all money isn’t everything but try telling that to Mike Ashley!
But just like the story we reported on Levante midfielder Victor Camarasa earlier tonight, Tottenham are the other club said to be interested in signing Andre, and if they are really interested they will win the race with Newcastle, because they are a bigger and more ambitious club then Newcastle are these days.
We really hope that Newcastle can get Andre Ayew to Tyneside, and make an early breakthrough in the summer transfer window.
It’s good we have made an offer to the winger/striker, but these days when bigger clubs are in the bidding, we don’t stand much chance.
That’s not good – but unfortunately it’s true.
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