Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew is the subject of transfer interest from Championship high-flyers Leeds United, according to Ghana Soccer Net.
Ayew has been a key performer for the Swans since his return to the club over the summer following his loan spell at Fenerbahce last term, with the 30-year-old having netted nine goals in his 21 appearances for the Welsh side since August.
The former West Ham man made his latest contribution during Swansea’s last match, with Ayew scoring a brace during their much-needed 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday, and this served as a clear reminder of his importance to the side.
His excellent form for the South Wales outfit has now reportedly led to the Whites showing an interest in his services, with Marcelo Bielsa thought to be keen to add Ayew to his side’s ranks to boost their automatic promotion bid.
It does not come as a surprise that there is transfer interest in Ayew given some of his outstanding displays so far this term, and even if Leeds do not end up coming in for him, there is likely to be other interest from clubs at home and abroad.
Ayew’s possible departure would come as a major blow for Swansea, who have often depended on his quality to get them through games this campaign, and they would struggle to replace both his quality and leadership abilities in the second half of the season.
However, his exit would certainly still open the door for some of Swansea’s current crop to step up to the mark in the new year, and there is one man in particular who Cooper will be expecting more from regardless of the situation regarding Ayew’s future.
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Aldo Kalulu joined Swansea on a season-long loan deal from Basel over the summer, but he has struggled to make an impact at the club after suffering an injury early in the campaign, and he will now really be looking to kick on for his temporary club.
The winger offers similar attributes to Ayew in that he has versatility across the forward line, while he also possesses the pace which makes him capable of getting behind defences and causing a threat for Cooper’s side.
Swansea are definitely still yet to see the best of him given his adaptation to life in England being hampered by his injury, but there will be high expectations of him heading into the second half of his loan spell.
It will be interesting to see how his Swansea career now develops, particularly if Ayew does depart the Liberty Stadium.