Andre Ayew reveals ‘big message’ that forced him to stay at Swansea City

Andre Ayew and Swansea City manager Steve CooperSwansea City star Andre Ayew has disclosed that he opted to stay with the club for the 2019/20 season because of manager Steve Cooper.The 30-year old returned to Swansea after an unsuccessful loan spell with Turkish giants Fenerbache and several offers on the table for a possible exit.Steve Cooper had been appointed the new manager for Swansea City when Ayew arrived at the Welsh club.According to Ayew, Cooper told him he was key to plans and wanted him at the club thus his decision to stay and repay the faith shown in him by the coach.”The manager said, ‘I want you – you don’t have to move; the club is ready to keep you’,” Ayew said in an interview with WalesOnline.”That message was big for me. A few things came in, but whether it was the league, the club or maybe not what I wanted financially, I never felt like everything was there, so I continued at Swansea.”The former West Ham and Olympic Marseille attacker has been the best player for the Welsh club in the past two seasons since his return.Andre Ayew has scored 14 goals in 38 appearances for Swansea City in the ongoing campaign. 

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