Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing free agent Andre Ayew in the summer transfer window, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to bolster his squad.
The Lowdown: Ayew set to become a free agent
Following Swansea’s defeat to Brentford in the Championship playoff final, the Ghanaian is set to become a free agent, running down his £83,000-a-week contract at the Liberty Stadium which expires next week, .
Ayew enjoyed an impressive campaign for the Swans, scoring 17 league goals and proving to be one of their most important players as they narrowly missed out on a return to the Premier League.
The Latest: Leeds in the race to sign striker
With the 31-year-old now on the lookout for a new club, the Sunderland Echo claimed that Leeds are among a number of teams monitoring his situation.
The striker is thought to be ‘attracting interest’ from the Whites, with Bielsa potentially looking to sign a solid backup to Patrick Bamford.
The Verdict: Past his best?
It is a surprise transfer story in some ways, considering that Ayew turns 32 later this year and is arguably beyond the peak years of his career.
That being said, his vast experience in English football could make him a shrewd deputy to Bamford – he has scored 21 Premier League goals – filling in on occasions and potentially proving to be a “big player“, in the words of Swansea manager Steve Cooper.
His possible arrival on a free transfer means he wouldn’t be much of a risk either, so if he failed to shine at Elland Road, it would be no great disaster from a financial perspective.
In other news, Leeds have suffered a blow in their quest to sign an international player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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