swansea’s andre ayew leaves tour to hold fenerbahce talks

12:29    26 Jul 2018

Swansea City's Andre Ayew
Ghanaian star Andre Ayew has left Swansea City’s pre-season tour and looks set to complete a loan move to Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old was part of the EFL Championship side’s tour in Germany and Austria, but left for Istanbul on Wednesday to hold talks with Fenerbahce.

He is expected to have a medical and sign a season-long loan deal, which should be confirmed in the next day or two.

Ayew is reported to be among Swansea's highest earners and his departure is expected following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The former Olympique Marseilles striker re-signed for the Swans from West Ham United in January in a move worth £18m.

However, he failed to score in 12 appearances after joining for his second spell at the club, and was unable to prevent their drop to England’s second tier.

Ayew originally signed for the Welsh club on a free transfer in 2015 from Marseille - and scored 12 goals in 34 Premier League games - before moving the Hammers for a then club-record fee of £20.5m.

At West Ham, he registered nine goals in 43 Premier League games before breaking another club-record fee when he rejoined Swansea earlier this year.

Ayew has been a regular for Ghana’s Black Stars and has represented the country at two World Cups and five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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