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Sports News of Thursday, 19 September 2019


Ghana international Andre Ayew delighted to be back in Swansea City for third spell

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Ghana skipper Andre Ayew has expressed his delight to be back at Swansea City for a third spell.

The 29-year-old first joined Swansea after his contract with Marseille expired in 2015.

He bagged 13 goals for the Swans in his maiden season at the club before joining West Ham in a deal worth £20.5m the following summer.

He rejoined Swansea for a club-record £18m fee in January 2018 however, he could not save Carlos Carvalhal's team from Premier League relegation.

A season-long loan move to Fenerbahce followed and few anticipated that Ayew would ever be seen in Swansea colours again.

"I am happy to be back," Ayew tells BBC Sport Wales. "I feel at home."

"There were a lot of possibilities for me to move."

"As soon as I got back I felt the desire from the manager, the players - they wanted me to stay - and for sure the fans. That was special for me.

He added, "When I felt that I started to think maybe we have to go for it again.

"We were talking about finding a solution with other clubs. I said if I don't find something which suits me 100 percent I am not going to move just to say I play in Ligue 1 or Serie A or the Premier League.

"The truth of the matter is a part of me wanted to stay here. A few days before the end of the market I told my agent: 'I have made my decision and I want to stay'."