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Brighton signing this 30-year-old Championship star would be a useful addition to their frontline

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Andre Ayew of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wycombe Wanderers and Swansea City at Adams Park on September 26, 2020 in High Wycombe, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Why Brighton signing Andre Ayew would be quite a useful move

According to Daily MailBrighton are one of the clubs interested in signing Swansea forward Andre Ayew. With the domestic transfer window still open, Premier League clubs are looking at Championship players. Another club who are interested in the forward are West Brom.

Profile

The 30-year-old Ghanian forward started his youth career at 1860 Munich in 1996 and moved to Nania FC after 3 years. After that, he joined Marseille’s youth setup and progressed through the youth teams.

Finally, he was promoted to the senior team in 2007 and went on to make 209 appearances for the French side, scoring 60 goals and 25 assists in the process (source – Transfermarkt). He did have two loan spells in between, at Lorient and Arles Avignon.

SWANSEA, WALES – APRIL 28: Andrew Ayew of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Swansea signed him on a free transfer in 2015 but was sold to West Ham in the following season. He re-signed for Swansea in 2018, thereby making a total of 99 appearances for them. Another loan spell happened in 2018 when he went to Fenerbahce for a season.

Ayew is the captain of his national team with 86 caps and 15 goals to date.

Will Ayew be a useful signing for Brighton?

One look at Brighton’s wide department would show that there’s a lack of depth there. Jose Izquierdo, Alireza Jahanbaksh and Leandro Trossard are the only wingers in the senior side. The Seagulls could really do with another wide player with experience.

Andre Ayew could be a great addition in that regard. Capable of playing on either wing as well as in a number 10 role, he would be a very good utility player to have in the ranks. He could well be needed on the right wing as Jahanbaksh is the only other right-winger they have.

SWANSEA, WALES – JULY 26: Andre Ayew of Swansea City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi-final 1st Leg match between Swansea City and Brentford at Liberty Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Verdict

A veteran of close to 100 Premier League games, Ayew would add some good experience to the side. His versatility would be a huge asset for them as well.

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Ayew would be a very useful signing for Brighton if they can secure his signature. The club would be getting a very good utility player with a fair bit of experience for all their needs. They should look to wrap up a deal for him.

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