Swansea winger Andre Ayew has claimed he is focused on achieving “something great” at the Liberty Stadium this season rather than the possibility of sealing a move away from the club.
Ayew was the hero for Swansea over the weekend as he netted a brace during the 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough, with this seeing the Ghanaian take his goalscoring tally for the campaign up to nine goals in all competitions.
The 29-year-old has made a big impact since returning to South Wales this summer following his loan spell at Fenerbahce last term, with Ayew starting each of his side’s last 19 matches during their mixed first half of the Championship season.
Swansea started the season in fine form by winning five of their first six games, but they now find themselves 10th in the table following a mixed run of results since then, but Ayew has now said he is determined to deliver success for the club this term.
Head coach Steve Cooper has admitted to the BBC that he is expecting transfer interest in Ayew given his impressive performances for the club, with the 40-year-old stating that Ayew is capable of playing at a higher level.
Speaking to the BBC, Ayew asserted that he is ignoring any transfer speculation which has emerged as a result of his strong form, with the attacker now solely focused on producing high-quality displays for the Welsh side in the second tier.
“I think I can do it at any level. That’s not my question. I think I can play at any level, that’s not the problem,” he said.
“I’m happy here. If I’m here it’s because I decided to be here. It was my decision.
“We want to do something great so we need to keep working and later we will see [what happens].”
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Swansea have often depended on Ayew’s creative edge and goalscoring ability to help get them over the line in matches, and there can be no doubt that he would be a big loss for Swansea if he moves on in January.
The South Wales side’s big issue is that they may be forced into selling Ayew if a sizeable fee is offered, seeing as the club is still looking to balance the books following Premier League relegation, and Ayew is certainly one of their highest earners.
It appears as though Ayew has very much bought into Cooper’s project at Swansea this term, but it will still be difficult for the club to keep hold of him if a bigger club comes knocking.