Tuesday, August 9

Ayew signs for club record £20.5 million

West Ham have finally signed Andre Ayew for a club record £20.5 million. It's a bit worrying when a player who scores 12 goals in a season is worth that kind of money, though in the age of Pogba that's probably the going rate. Should WHU eventually manage to sell Diafra Sakho for £15 million we'll get most of the fee back. A lot of Ayew's Swansea goals came in the first third of last season and he scored four in the final three matches when not too much was at stake (including one against West Ham in the 4-1 home defeat to the Swans). But he's undoubtedly a good finisher and provided quite a few assists from out wide too. 

My pal Huw who's a Swansea fan says Ayew looked impressive in away games, though those who watched him every week at home were more sceptical. He's played 67 times for Ghana and scored every fourth game for Marseille (160 appearances, 44 goals). At 26 Andre should be coming into his peak years and with a strike force of Carroll, Ayew, Valencia, Fletcher and possibly Sakho we now have plenty of strength up front.


mj said...

We seem to have a lot of wingers/forward midfielders? My big Sam side says how about 1 more at the back if all the youngsters go on loan?

Pete May said...

Yes, we're overstocked if anything up front and out wide now. And we still only have Byram who is a natural defensive right back