Swansea City boss Steve Cooper is set to sit down with Andre Ayew and discuss the player’s future at the Liberty Stadium, after their failure to win promotion to the Premier League.
Swansea were defeated 3-2 on aggregate by Brentford on Wednesday night, despite heading into the second leg with a one-goal advantage.
Goals from Emiliano Marcondes, Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbuemo secured a victory for Brentford on the night, meaning that they will now go through to the final to face Fulham.
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For Swansea, it’s another season in the Championship after a largely positive first year in charge for Cooper, who will now be hoping to keep hold onto the club’s key players this summer.
Andre Ayew has undoubtedly been one of Swansea’s most important players this season, with the 30-year-old establishing himself as one of the best players in the division.
This could mean that Swansea may look to cash in on Ayew for a fee this summer, rather than potentially lose him for nothing next summer.
As per BBC Sport, Cooper is set to hold talks with Ayew over his future in South Wales, saying: “I think that’s a conversation me and Andre need to have.
“I would like nothing more than for Andre to be playing with us again next season.
“We have seen the real level of player he is this year, with the goals he has scored and the impact he has had on and off the pitch. It’s been brilliant to work with him.
“But I understand Andre is a better player than the Championship. That’s a matter of fact and I am sure he will have offers to do that.
“We need to have a good conversation over the next couple of days. We trust each other 100 per cent and in the end we will come to a resolution that’s right for everybody.”
It will be so hard for Swansea to keep hold of Ayew this summer.
He’s been a class above in the Championship this season and has contributed to so many goals, and it was a coup to keep him at the club in the first place.
It will be a tough ask to replace the likes of Ayew, Joe Rodon, Conor Gallagher and Rhian Brewster this summer, but the potential sale of Ayew could give Cooper real funds to work with.