French outfit Marseille will likely release Andre Ayew by January in a bid to reduce the list of the club’s high earners. Reports from France have indicated that Ayew might be looking for new employers when his contract with Marseille expires by June but with the financial state of his currentemployers, he could just be off their payroll in the New Year.
Ayew featured for Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil and has reportedly indicated interest to ply his trade in the English Premier League in fact Hull City almost secured his services before the end of the recent summer transfer window. The 24-year-old was quoted to have said;
‘The Premier League is a league every player dreams about. The English league is one most followed in Ghana. It’s true that I have a real preference for England. I like everything about it; the atmosphere, the game, the fans. There is a lot intensity. It is a beautiful championship.’
Amidst all this developments, Italian club Napoli appear to be in the forefront to land the Ghanaian as Rafa Benitez is lining up a bid to bring Ayew over to Italy after keeping tabs on the striker for a period at the French outfit.
However, with Ayew’s interest in the English Premiership, many English clubs have been watching from a distance and now that the striker’s contract is in its final lap, some of them especially Liverpool are preparing to outbid other interested suitors. With the talents that other top English teams boast of in their attack section, it seems like the Anfield based club might have it easy in the race to land Ayew.
Since Liverpool transferred the very versatile Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rodgers’ men have been having it tough with goal scoring. Although the Anfield boss had acquired Mario Balotteli this summer to try and fill the void that the Uruguayan left behind, the Italian had failed to impress and has even come under serious criticisms recently. Another factor to Liverpool’s decline is the injury to Suarez’s former partner Danny Sturrigde but now, it seems like Rodgers had seen enough and has now resolved to bring in the Ghanaian striker to try and salvage what is left of Liverpool’s integrity.
If the Anfield club gets their man, they will benefit immensely from the bustling energy and versatility that he will provide and more so his presence can even inspire the poor performing Mario Balotelli.
Liverpool has been a sight for sore eyes this season and if the signing of Ayew will bring succour to the fans, then the club should go all out to get him.