Marseille forward set for Swansea City move

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BBC Sport are reporting that Marseille striker Andre Ayew is having talks today with Swansea City and if talks go well a medical and an announcement is planned today.

The 25 year old striker, has been linked with a few Premiership clubs this summer such as West Ham, Newcastle and Arsenal, but appears to have settled on a move to South Wales to join up with Gary Monk and his players who excelled last season.

Ayew, is available on a free transfer as his contract expired start of this month, scored 52 goals in 181 appearances for the French club, and with this move that would end a 28 year association the Ayew family has had with Marseile.

Andre Ayew joined in 2006, however his father, is Abedi Pele, previously an African player of the year, which the Ghana international has also won, played for Marseille from 1987.

He starred in the Marseille side in 1993 that won the European Cup. Andre’s younger brother, Jordan Ayew also had a spell with Marseille but now plys his trade in Ligue 1 at Lorient.

Writers View – A good signing, this player has been on a number of European clubs radars for a few years now, but nobody has taken the plunge. Swansea need strikers after the sale of Wilfried Bony, and on a free transfer, Ayew makes sense.