Andre Ayew signs for Swansea

Garry Monk has landed a top-class signing for Swansea City to shore up the attack after the side struggled to find goals following Wilfried Bony’s departure to Manchester City.

To replace the Ivorian striker, Monk has won the signature of  Marseille forward Anrdre Ayew on a free transfer after his contract expired this summer. The 25-year-old  put on a strong showing in the World cup and the subsequent league campaign.

Ayew had reportedly drawn interest from the likes of West Ham and Newcastle, with perhaps less of a vested interest from larger clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool. He opted for a four-year deal at Swansea instead, saying that he felt it was the best place for him to grow as a player.

“I heard about the squad, how the players live together and the team spirit, so I thought it was great to come to Swansea because I know how positive it is here.”

Ayew may not necessarily be a typical target-man striker, however, he has the ability as a forward to create and open space for the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis up top. Whatever way Monk uses Ayew, the young forward looks to be a solid addition to Swansea’s ranks.

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