Olivier Bernard played at lefty back over 100 times during the Bobby Robson era at Newcastle and now he is the owner of Durham City and he still follows French football closely.
Andre Ayew – Marseilles winger/striker
So when Olivier was interviewed in the Chronicle yesterday has talked about the rumors coming out of France about Newcastle being in the lead to sign 25 year-old Andre Ayew, the Marseilles winger/striker, who will become a free agent in the summer.
He also has some leadership skills, and we are certainly missing players with that currently, in the Newcastle dressing room.
This is what Bernard said yesterday:
“After Fabricio Coloccini was sent off at Everton, Newcastle looked lost. There’s not many players with the authority and influence to stand up and be counted at Newcastle, so they need them in the summer,”
“Ayew is one of those kind of players. He could walk into the club and take the armband with no worries whatsoever. He is a powerful player and I’m delighted that Newcastle are looking at it him as a potential summer signing – bringing him in would be the right sort of move.”
“I do think Ayew would be an instant hit in England. He can score goals, he’s powerful and he also has the kind of physicality that would mean it wouldn’t take him too long to adapt.”
“He’s one of the better players in France and if he’s available, Newcastle should really work hard to try and bring him in,”
This season Andre has scored 7 goals and 4 assists in his 21 total appearances, and while at Marseilles over the last five years or so he’s made 198 total appearances with 56 goals and 23 assists.
Newcastle have been after the player for over two years now, and as a free agent he would make an excellent signing for Newcastle – we hope we can get him.
What do you think?
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