This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Swansea City have lost ground on the automatic promotion places over the past few weeks, having lost four on the bounce in the Championship.
Those results leave them 10 points back from second-placed Watford and likely leaving all their promotion hopes resting on the lottery of the play-offs.
Andre Ayew has been a key man for the Swans again this term, scoring 14 goals and adding two assists, but with his contract set to expire this summer, could he be on the move if they don’t go up?
Our FLW writers share their thoughts…
It’s certainly possible.
We know Ayew has quality and I am sure he would feel that he can be playing at a higher level than the Championship in all fairness.
Swansea can still achieve promotion of course but their form has been really worrying in recent weeks and it’ll be interesting to see just how they go into the play-offs and in what shape.
I think there’s a risk a handful of players leave if they don’t go up this season and Ayew could well be one of them.
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It seems almost certain that he’ll depart if Swansea aren’t to win promotion into the Premier League this season.
Ayew has been brilliant this season for the Swans, and Steve Cooper will be hoping that he can rely on his experienced forward heading into an important few matches.
I’m sure plenty of Premier League clubs are keen on a deal to sign Ayew in the summer anyway, but if they weren’t to return to the top-flight this season, then Swansea would surely know that they’d be fighting a losing battle to keep him at the club.
He’s a player that is too good for this level in my eyes, and I’d be surprised if he stuck around for another season at the Liberty Stadium if they didn’t win promotion.
Unfortunately for Swansea City fans, I think that this will be the case.
Andre Ayew is an excellent footballer and someone who is certainly good enough to play in the Premier League.
In truth, I’m a little bit surprised that he’s stuck around at the Liberty Stadium but who can criticise him for being so loyal?
Unfortunately, I do think that the Swans will need to secure promotion to keep him.
Goalscorers are in short supply and if they fail to go up then I’m sure that a number of clubs will be sniffing around.