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Andre Ayew bid confirmed

1AyewSources close to the club have confirmed that Swansea City have now made a formal cash bid for Andre Ayew.

Initially, the Welsh club said they only were interested in a loan with an option to buy but in the last twenty-four hours Swansea have changed their strategy to make it a straight transfer bid to tempt the Hammers in selling their player. The source refused to reveal the specific amount bid but said it was very significant. Media reports vary with competing bids of £16m and £18m both being mentioned in recent articles.

The source said it was also true that a Swansea player may be coming in the opposite direction as part of a deal although they refused to name the player. Both Ki Sung-Yueng and Aldie Mawson have both been linked with West Ham interest.

Rumours suggest the player has been feigning injury in an attempt to get a move while he is not said to be in the manager’s current plans.  The source said ‘He is a number 10 not a number 9 and the manager doesn’t need a number 10’




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11 comments on “Andre Ayew bid confirmed

  1. Really hope it’s not Ki Sung-Yueng, really don’t rate him he loose’s the ball all the time, and is no better then what we have. He’s not a premiership player.

    Although Ayew does not do it for me, and has never reached his best for us. Its no doubt if we sell him to Swansea, we have just strengthen another relegation candidate. I can see Ayew linking with his brother nicely, and will play with a lot lest pressure then with us, as he knows the fans already like him. With WestBrom securing Sturridge on loan on top of their win against a strong Liverpool side, I really don’t see them going down.

    With our squad as it currently stands, and the other relegation candidates who have less injuries and our strengthen in the transfer market, make no mistakes we are in real danger at dropping in the bottom three.

  2. The source said ‘He is a number 10 not a number 9 and the manager doesn’t need a number 9’

    that’s a rather confusing statement.

  3. And we want a midfielder from the team that sits bottom of the prem and still cannot guarantee a starting place.Talk about a lack of ambition.

    • I would take Ki & £15m for Ayew. What can we expect this late. Moyes wanting PL experience & Boars happy not to spend if didn’t need too didn’t really have plans even tho everyone knew Sahko was going should of had Lined up most ppl would think w 21man squad & selling players be mad especially this close to deadline .
      Ki to me just as good as Schneiderlin but not £20m & on high wages which we need to fix wage structure.
      Ki isn’t great but is a tidy passed CDm who can aalo pkay further up with PL experience wouldn’t give him more then 2yr deal but Swansea have too many CMs & Mesa who is good is going back Ki played 11 games this season.
      I would take him & could still afford Dendoncker if can work it out & Smolov or other CF. Bc Caieney won’t happen. And for some reason not bidding on Maddison who think would slot right in PL & value will only rise but Moyes watched 1 game & wasn’t impressed. But wants ‘Durable’ Carney played 17 games w Knee issues isn’t Durable ….
      Enough Rant

      Point is Ki might not show Mich Ambition but tight now we need replacement for Obaing & he can do the job & would make sense. No diff then After or Morgan just as good but more afforadle & can hopefully still get another CM & CF

      • It should never have got to this stage JRS.Our scatter gun approach on transfers.The Daily Express called it throwing darts at targets today.Its so amateurish and quite frankly embarrassing as they never seem to learn.Could have had say Dendoncker and Smolov in for tonight if they had just pressed and offered cash instead of Chasing pie in the sky players like Mawson who Swansea were never going to sell.Instead we are at 11th hour panic stations and most Hammers fans saying a point tonight would be good against Palace.What a state to be in.No contingency plans and a club run by 2 blokes who are way out of their depth now.

  4. Or a 33 , a 21 , a19 . Not a lot of players are in Thier true positions anyway . Plus they seem pretty tame and shy of it . All a load of talk about some players most of us have never seen nor heard about . The January window continues to bemuse me . Waste of time and only serves to let lazy players get bigger wages elsewhere . Hardly any are worth Thier wages as it is . ( and that goes for any or most clubs in the Premiership) If we can get through the next 4 or 5 games without too much damage to our League position and with injured players returning we should still be able to avoid the bottom three come game 38 . 42 points is achievable with what we’ve got . That should see us safe . Despite everything I still believe 2018 will see us push up the table to a safe zone. I trust in David Moyes , he has done things with our limited talent in depth that Bilic would never have thought of .
    We will beat Palace and March on . The Fans remain Faithful even if some players don’t.
    We get annoyed , we like to blame the board , we get on a players back , we look to blame someone somewhere , we blame the ground move , and we blame each other .
    Reckon it’s far past the time for apportioning blame and time to cheer the lads on .

  5. I agree with letting players go that want to go . We don’t need those players at West Ham .
    One of our major problems at the LS is INCENTIVE . We need to build our reputation and earn respect ; unless we do there will be no big game players attracted to us . It’s not just a question of Money . It’s also a question of attitude and attracting the right players .
    If all the great players we had over the years were still with us , or never left , we would have and could have been the best team in the World . I’m 67 years old now and remember many a good player and many a good Manager … it has always annoyed me to see our best talent moving on for bigger clubs and bigger wages . I sincerely hope that the LS under the right guidance will see us grow . To see player power ( because of big money ) belittleing the Fans is soul destroying . Of course we want League success but , a Cup now and then would be Fantasic .

  6. I really don’t rate Ki, at all. every time I have watched him play, I thought he really isn’t good enough for the prem.

    He gives the ball away very easily, and his passing is poor.

    He would be a very poor signing imho, i would rather keep Ayew until the summer.

    Ayew going to Swansea, will with out a doubt strengthen them, a lot more then ki would straighten us. That alone makes it a bad idea to me.

  7. Imho Ayew won’t be allowed to leave unless we buy someone else that can bring balance to the team, we need a left winger for example, we have been linked with Gaitan from Atletico he is a player that on his day is a match winner a bit like Arnie in that sense but is inconsistent, I would rather we focus on players that have top quality even if inconsistently than pure dross which has been the case with some of the players we are linked with.

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