Dede Ayew: Why I joined Swansea
New signing Andre Ayew revealed it was the honesty, desire and unity at Swansea City that were key factors in his decision to head to the Liberty.
The Ghanaian forward became the club’s first signing of the summer following his free transfer from French club Marseilles on Wednesday.
Ayew underwent a successful medical this afternoon before putting pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Swans. And the 25-year-old said a conversation with good friend and new Swans team-mate Bafe Gomis played a big part in making his decision.
“I spoke to Bafe, who really wanted me to come here,” said Ayew, in his first interview as a Swan. “He told me about the club’s record season and also about the team spirit, manager, training, the players and how everyone is united.
“Those are great things for me to hear. I know the squad will help me settle in and we will help each other to make Swansea a better team – that’s what is important.
“The project that the club has for the future is very exciting, and when I spoke to the chairman and manager I felt this was the right place for me.
“I felt that my desire to play in the Premier League and wanting to grow as a player meant that Swansea was the best solution for me in every way.
“Seeing the honesty and desire of the club made me feel that they really wanted me to come. They have proved that in all ways.”