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Sports News of Thursday, 22 July 2021


Andre Ayew arrives in Doha ahead of Al Sadd move

Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew

Ghana skipper Andre Dede Ayew has arrived in Doha ahead of his proposed move to Qatari champions Al Sadd.

Ayew is expected to pen a three-year deal with the club after passing his mandatory medicals.

The 31-year-old is a free agent after he was released by English Championship club Swansea City in June.

Ayew will earn $ 200,000-a-week, according to reports.

The pay will also not be subject to taxes in the Arab country, making him one of the highest-earning African footballers.

Ayew's move comes as a huge shock as the 31-year-old was linked to a number of clubs in Europe following his exit from Swansea City.

The former Marseille man had a fantastic campaign with Swansea last season, leading them to a playoff place for promotion to the Premier League.

Although the club were unable to gain promotion, Andre left the club with his head held high as his contract expired.

He now has taken up a new adventure in Qatar. He arrived in Doha on Thursday to secure a bumper deal.

Ayew will team up with former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who is now the coach of the club.