Swansea City have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Andre Ayew according to reports in France. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have been handed a major transfer blow after summer transfer target Andre Ayew snubbed the above listed clubs to join Swansea City on a four-year-deal.
The Ghanaian star’s contract at the Stade Veledrome expired at the end of the season and the pacy winger made it clear he wants to leave the Ligue 1 giants this summer to join a Premier League side.
This news placed several top clubs in the Premier League on red alert for the 25-year-old’s signature.
But the talented attacker, who has been at Marseille since 2007, decided Swansea was the best place for him to grow as a footballer, snubbing keen interests from Premier League’s big shots.
“It was a very difficult decision to leave Marseille. I spent so many years there – I was in the youth team before breaking into the first team and stayed all of my life in Marseille,” he said.
“It’s true that I had a lot of offers, so I needed to take my time to make the right decision for my future. I didn’t want to rush but I feel I have made the right decision.
“I spoke to Bafe, who really wanted me to come here. He told me about the club’s record season and also about the team spirit, manager, training, the players and how everyone is united.
“Those are great things for me to hear. I know the squad will help me settle in and we will help each other to make Swansea a better team – that’s what is important.
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