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Swansea City sign Ghana striker Andre Ayew

A Word Cup star shows Swansea are heading in an upwards motion.

Can he find his World Cup form in the EPL?
Can he find his World Cup form in the EPL?
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Swansea City trumped West Ham meeting Ghana forward Andre Ayew's wage demands and picked him up on free transfer.  At 25 years old Ayew has room for improvement if he can adjust to the far more aggressive English Premier League.

44 goals in 160 games for Marseille and 11 in 62 for Ghana suggest a player who can supplement Bafetimbi Gomis with the Swansea goal scoring.  He will play one of the roles either side or off Gomis.  A clean striker with his left foot, full of pace, Ayew also has very good movement and ability to score with both feet and his head as well.

On paper this is a fantastic signing for Swansea.  Along with Jefferson Montero the Swans are full of pace and direct movement.  With rumours that Roma, Liverpool and Newcastle also enquired about the Ghanaian star, Swansea have shown their progression.

Under Garry Monk the Swans have continued playing the pass and move style and look to have a solid EPL squad who with a couple more additions could challenge for a top 7 spot and european football once more.