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Fans react to Ayew swap report: “Tomorrow would be good”

Reports that Andre Ayew could form part of a swap deal for Swansea’s Alfie Mawson has been greeted with unbridled hopeful optimism by Hammers supporters.
News reports broke this morning that former Swans star Ayew could be part of such a deal could be on his way back to the club as the Hammers look to snap up Mawson.
And here’s how fans reacted on the ClaretandHugh Facebook forum.
Ayew action
O Yes please
O Done, where do we sign?
O If we can answer for Moysie then the answer has to be yes…tomorrow would be good
I see a theme going on here LOL
O And there was me thinking we would need to pay big money to get someone to take him.
O Result!
O Mawson highly thought of down here in Swansea…. future top player and England regular according to some. Just a bit inexperienced!
O  I’ll get the car
O  I’ll pay for the fuel
O  I’ll cover the toll

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16 comments on “Fans react to Ayew swap report: “Tomorrow would be good”

  1. Its the only way this deal will get done i think.Fans have not taken to Ayew,and in all honesty all i have seen is a few tap ins and 1 belter against Palace but he is certainly not a match winner like Arnie.This arrangement could suit all parties.Please do not have him starting against West Brom.

  2. I agree.

    The deal will suit both sides IF the cash balance isn’t stupid and with Sakho moving on, will free up space for a decent striker like Schurle.

  3. Guys – What makes you think Swansea will be interested? They’ve a new manager with no loyalty towards Ayew, and frankly they’d be mad to value him at any more than £10m – Which means there won’t be a deal if they rate Mawson at upwards of £25m.
    I for one would much rather see a quality defensive midfielder come in anyway.

    • Agree, we need to stop with this fascination for a player (Mawson) who is unproven and is certainly not the quick centre half we would need. Priority remains midfield.

      • Totally agree with you there, mate!
        Obiang and Kouyate are both faster than What’s It All About? (Alfie)
        I’d sooner take on Shelvey than Alfie

    • To be honest I am not bothered about signing Mawson.Would much rather the money went on a quality midfielder in the holding position.Just Saying it would be the only scenario where they might do business,but we would be crazy to pay what they are asking especially when we have Oxford back too.

  4. Its sods law that he’ll go to Swansea and he’ll keep them up

  5. 20 million pound on a player that has hardly broke into a sweat and doesn’t have the bottle for the premier league. Obviously has ability but can’t stand to watch him go through the motions anymore. Sell him ASAP

  6. I would be delighted to see the back of Ayew. Unfortunately this lad Mawson is not a good defender. We need the following Carvallio, Oxford and Schurle. Those 3 would do nicely and if I was to take a risk with a player it would be Shelvey. If we can offload Carroll and Ayew then we would need a striker if Sakho leaves too.

  7. Interesting how it’s alright for fans to slag off a current first team member but not for Brady to call out a **** signing who’s barely playing well in 1st division footy…

    Somewhat hypocritical almost. COYI

  8. Agree with the chorus of disappointment/dissatisfaction over Andre Ayew’s lack of impact for £20 millions. Appalling business conducted by the Club’s owners/leadership.

    Sure, Mawson will be a sound, solid centre back of average PL quality for the future. He would look far more accomplished in a defence that wasn’t leaking, or a team losing. That’s why coming to us in crisis without a commanding organiser alongside probably wouldn’t do him
    or us a lot of immediate good.

    Right now though we need a mobile, strong, commanding central defensive figure, and nothing new here. This is a two season old requirement. Mawson does not fit that bill, though he could partner a signing of that quality providing real central defensive options with Winston and Ogbonna. We need to make two central defensive signings in this window. Mawson could be the junior partner of two signings. Exchanging Ayew for Mawson without spending more/significantly more would be a decent deal. While I rated Maguire last season, he’s really struggling at Leicester. Looking vulnerable on the turn when partnered with Wes Morgan. Mawson is similar in type. Collins is past sell by date, though love his attitude. Fonte isn’t even an option. Release or sell at end of season. Winston is a sick note, which explains his inconsistency, and his physical vulnerability is common knowledge.

    Watch this space for Mr Micawber’s New Year transfer killing: Liverpool spend £75 mill on VvD. Liverpool recoup £100 mill from Barca for Coutinho. Manuel Lanzini replaces Coutinho for a ‘cut price’ £25mill to partner the creativity of Salah, Great business for Saints, Barca and above all Liverpool. Hammers once more mugged off in transfer market. Mr Micawber says Lanzini will be sold but not for his true value. Mind you, Joe Allen is available and keeping the Stoke bench warm.

    As for Ayew: sell him and with the money we get from selling Lanzini to Liverpool – where he will play out of his skin under a progressive coaching philosophy – we need to scour Spain and Latin America for an experienced centre back. Is this beyond the capacities of Mr Moyes and the club’s leadership to achieve? Steering us away from relegation looks like it might be though.

  9. Maybe we should ask Villa if they would consider swapping Ayew for Snodgrass !! .
    Can’t imagine how tickled Her Bradyship would be with that , 😂😂
    Seriously though , we should be looking for a Defensive midfielder and a Striker .
    Sakho wants to leave and we should let him . Can’t see how Mawson would help us ,, mystifying . Another trip up the Swanny seems about to happen .

  10. Happy new year fellas👍👍👍👍👍

  11. Unfortunately, Ayew seems to get terribly lost when he plays-a real shame, since he has definite talent, but it has not been properly bridled.
    Maybe time to give Danny Kemp or ‘Seaweed’ Haksa a chance as attacking midfielders; alternatively, we could use Martinez as a secondary striker-he deserves his chance now.

  12. To all my fellow Hammers, “Happy New Yea”r from a hot Australia!

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