Surely Aston Villa simply have to sign a striker on a permanent deal this summer to have some stability at the club. However, we are of the opinion that Andre Ayew would actually be a terrible replacement for Tammy Abraham.
Indeed, Football Ghana reported that the Midlands giants are apparently eyeing a swoop for the Swansea striker who, we think it’s fair to say, has had a pretty woeful loan spell at Fenerbahce this season. Frankly, just five goals from 38 appearances in all competitions is nowhere near good enough for Villa.
The 29-year-old has played for both the Swans and West Ham in England and the fact he was sold to the Hammers for £21.69m and then sold back a season-and-a-half later for £20.52m shows he hasn’t cut it in England. There’s been a lot of money spent on the former Marseille man for fairly little return over the years.
So, why Villa think he’ll be any different if they buy him this summer, we’ve no idea. Currently, he’s valued at £5.4m on Transfermarkt and that seems steep for a player who just can’t seem to find a club where he’s best utilised.
Tammy Abraham scored 25 goals in 37 appearances in the Championship this season, after all. Now, that’s a quality striker’s tally! All in all, if Villa think Ayew will be able to come into the Premier League and get near to replicating anything like that, they’ve got another thing coming.
Villa must do all they can to tie up Abraham, but if they can’t then there’s still no point in signing Ayew. To stay in the Premier League they need consistent goals and he just won’t provide that.
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