There have been reports that Newcastle are now favorites to sign 25 year-old Marseilles winger Andre Ayew, and Goal today is reporting the Tyneside club are in negotiations with his agent on making a deal with the winger/striker.
Andre Ayew – negotiations ongoing
The winger, who has both skill and speed, also has good leadership skills (we need more of those qualities at Newcastle and is very keen to play in the Premier League and he will become a free agent in the summer when his contract at Marseilles will run out.
Goal are reporting that negotiations have already begun, and that Newcastle are now confident of striking a deal for the 66 times capped Ghana International who we have been after for over two years now.
Some other Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing the free agent and they include Tottenham, Everton and West Ham, so we can only hope that Newcastle can conclude a quick deal and announce his signing soon.
We are a little wary because the same reports in January said we were in the driver’s seat to sign 18 year-old midfielder Dele Alli from MK Dons, but then Spurs moved in and completed the deal quickly.
It was reported in the Chronicle earlier in the week that Andre could even come in and take over the captaincy at Newcastle, such is his influence both on the field and in the dressing room.
It seems Newcastle are indeed making a very strong attempt to sign Andre, as the first of a number of players we are supposed to be bringing in over the summer months, but we’ll wait until the announcement is made that we’ve signed him.
But an announcement of this sort is exactly what Newcastle fans want to hear, after a run of four defeats in the last five league games and we are again sliding down the league table and are unlikely to finish in the top ten – for the sixth time in eight seasons under owner Mike Ashley.
We need some good news – let’s hope it comes soon.
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