Dede Ayew lands big-money move

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Ghanaian superstar Andre Ayew is set for a massive new pay cheque after Qatari club Al-Sadd announced that they have reached an agreement to sign the forward. 

Ayew will reportedly earn a staggering $220 000 (R3.2 million) a month at his new club after leaving English Championship side Swansea City as a free agent at the end of June, according to Goal. 

Al-Sadd, who are managed by FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, confirmed the 31-year-old attacker's imminent arrival via social media early on Thursday. 

"Al-Sadd have reached an agreement to sign Ghanaian star Andre Ayew," the Qatari outfit posted on its official Twitter account. 

"The player will arrive in Doha in the morning to complete the routine procedures, followed by the signing of the contract and the official announcement." 

Ayew helped his former club Swansea to the brink of Premier League promotion last season, spearheading them through to the promotion play-off finals and finishing as the Swans' top goal scorer with 17 goals. 

Speaking about his future earlier this month, the forward insisted that he still has what it takes to compete in top leagues.

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"I can't say much. There are a lot of things in the pipeline in various leagues," Ayew told radio station Joy FM

"I feel that I have what it takes to play in the best divisions, whether it is in England or France or Italy. I don't have a particular place.

"There are also offers coming in from the Gulf, the Asia side, etc. So, I need to take my time and make the right decision for me, but also for the nation with all [Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup qualifiers] we have coming ahead.

"I will take my time, look at it very well, and hopefully, sooner than later, we will all be clear on something because I know that my fellow brothers and sisters, all Ghanaian people are waiting for that with a lot of impatience." 

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