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West Ham name £20m asking price for Andre Ayew

West Ham United have reportedly told Swansea City it will cost them £20m to re-sign Andre Ayew.

The 28-year-old enjoyed an impressive debut season in English football upon joining the Swans from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in the 2015 summer transfer window as he netted 12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.

It was little surprise that such form alerted the Hammers and they swooped for the Ghana international a year later, breaking their record transfer fee at the time, but he hasn’t quite been able to replicate such standards in east London due to a number of fitness problems.

He unfortunately suffered a hamstring injury 35 minutes into his debut against Chelsea on the opening day of the 2016/17 campaign and that kept him on the sidelines until late October, and he actually netted his first goal in United colours against the Swans over the festive period that year.

Having not been a regular in the side since the appointment of David Moyes in November, there’s been speculation that Ayew will leave the club this month and a potential return to the Liberty Stadium could be on the cards.

According to Sky Sports, City have expressed an interest in signing Ayew before the transfer window shuts in just under two weeks’ time and have been told by the Irons that the forward will cost them £20m.

However, there are a couple of issues that could very well cause this deal to collapse.

It’s understood that Ayew not that keen on returning to South Wales at the moment, while wages are also an issue as he is reportedly one of the highest paid players at the London Stadium.

With his younger brother, Jordan, at the club it could be that the idea of playing alongside his sibling will eventually see Andre change his mind and complete a move back to the Swans and possibly recapture the form that made him an instant hit with supporters.





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