Andre Ayew set to join Fenerbahce on loan

By Haruna Mubarak
Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew

Ghana forward Andre Ayew has departed from Swansea City pre-season training to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce on a long season loan.

Fenerbahce are set to capitalize on Swansea City relegation to sign Andre Ayew on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy next season.

The Turkish giants are the front-runners to secure the signature of the Ghanaian international following interest from Besiktas in Turkey and Newcastle United in the English Premier League.

Andre Ayew as well as his brother, Jordon Ayew were part of Swansea's preseason training.

Swans boss Graham Potter congratulated Andre Ayew and wished him the best of luck ahead of his move to Turkey.

“I understand the circumstances of the move – it’s part of the restructure of us going forward,” he said.

“From my perspective, he has been brilliant. He has applied himself in training, supported what we are trying to do and been very professional.

“He has been a joy to work with and we wish him the best.”

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Andre Ayew could not live up to expectation last season after making a big money move from West Ham.

He failed to register a single goal for Swansea and was heavily criticised by the club fans.

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The 28-year-old forward is expected to have a medical with the Turkish club on Thursday ahead of a loan move.