Newcastle have been linked with Marseilles winger Andre Ayew for over two years ago, and we have even had some positive reports that Newcastle are trying hard to sign the Ghana International, who has said he wants to play in the Premier League.
Andre Ayew – Marseilles winger is fee agent in the summer
A few weeks ago we were credited with offering the 62 times capped player a good deal, including a £2M signing on fee.
But there are several big clubs in the mix for a player who becomes a free agent ion the summer , when his five year deal runs out at the south of France club, and he will not be signing an extension.
Italian outlet Calciomercarto are reporting that there will be talks with Inter-Milan next week, with new manager Roberto Mancini is trying to build a team that can go after the Serie A title next season.
Andre’s agent is his father Adedi Pele and the report suggests that he will be in negotiations with the Inter next week.
Newcastle will struggle to sign good players this summer simply because we are very rarely in Europe these days, and in eight seasons under Mike Ashley we have qualified for Europe only once.
That will only change if Mike Ashley issues a statement that his policy at Newcastle is changing and that the top six in the league and the local Cups are now the priority.
If we win or even just get to the final in the two English Cup competitions, that’s one good way to get back into Europe, but currently the Cups are a low priority to Ashley – the big money in the Premier League is the number one (and only) priority.
The truth is that we’ve become a second-rate team under Mike Ashley, and that’s hard to take for ambitious Newcastle fans.
Ayew had a very good World Cup in Brazil last summer, and was also in good form at the African Cup of Nations earlier this year in Equatorial Guinea.
Ghana were the losing finalists to Ivory Coast, and only lost the final 9-8 on penalties after no goals were scored after extra time.
Andre Ayew would be a terrific buy for us, but it’s not looking good at the moment.
What do you think?
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