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.
Happy to be a swansea player!! New chapter..🙏 pic.twitter.com/JnBkeawqBC
— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) June 10, 2015
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.