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Swansea forward Andre Ayew returned to help the club avoid relegation from the Premier League

Posted: 9 February 2018 Time: 09:59

Swansea playmaker Andre Ayew claims his father Abedi Pele advised him to return to Wales as he looks forward to firing the Premier League side to safety.

Ayew, 28, returned to the Liberty Stadium last month in a reported £20 million deal from West Ham, only 18-months after joining the Hammers on a then club record fee of £20.5 million on a three-year contract.

While injuries limited the Ghana international to just 12 goals and five assists in 50 games at the London bases side, Ayew feels he will have an important role alongside his brother Jordan Ayeew under new head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

"My father is happy, he was not for me leaving Swansea to be fair," he told the club's website. "But when I had the chance to come back his advice was to come back to Swansea and not go anywhere else.

"It is great to play with Jordan again, we have played together before with Marseille and mostly with the national team. We are here and we hope we can do something great. Being here is good, but the important thing is getting results for this club."

The Swans are currently in 17th in the league, one place above the relegation zone by virtue of a superior goal difference to Stoke City.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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