16 Apr 2016

Confirmed: 'Liverpool' refused to sign 'world-class' £16m attacker who 'dreams' of LFC transfer

In November, Liverpool were linked (Once again) with a move for self-confessed Liverpool fan Andre Ayew, and it now transpires that the Reds rejected the chance to sign Ayew during his time at Marseille.

Speaking to Ghana Web this week, Ayew's brother, Ibrahim, confirmed:

"There was a point where he was up for only £5m, but no-one was really willing to pay that. The likes of Newcastle and Liverpool pulled back.”

Ayew - whose Swansea deal is reportedly worth £16m over 4 years - is definitely a Liverpool fan, and he confirmed this once again in April 2015:

"I've supported them [Liverpool] for 20 years. My dream is to play in the Premier League, but it's true that I'm a Liverpool fan".

Soon after, ex- Swansea boss Gary Monk admitted that Ayew's 'boyhood dream' is to play for Liverpool.

£5m for an Ayew is (arguably) a steal, but perhaps the Reds made the right decision.

Ayew hit the ground running for Swansea (8 goals/assists in his first 14 games), but with only 2 goals/0 assists in the last 4.5 months, his form has fizzled out, just like Swansea's season.

Jurgen Klopp reportedly tried to sign Ayew during his Dortmund reign, so a future move to Anfield is not beyond the realm of possibility.

In a better team, with better players (and managerial stability), Ayew - described by Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah as a'world-class' attacker - will almost certainly thrive. Worth bid this summer?

Author: Jaimie K


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