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Celtic: Hoops interested in Ghana striker Andre Ayew

Celtic: Hoops interested in Ghana striker Andre Ayew - Celtic

Celtic have been linked with a move for free agent striker Andre Ayew, as reported by GhanaSoccerNet.

The Lowdown: Ayew enjoyed an impressive 2020/21 season at Swansea City

Undoubtedly, the Hoops are in need of reinforcements following a dire Scottish Premiership campaign. Particularly, Celtic may need to strengthen their forward line amid the prospective impending exit of Odsonne Edouard to Leicester City [Sky Sports].

Enjoying a fantastic 2020/21 campaign at Swansea City, Ayew managed to contribute a whopping 21 goal contributions; 17 goals and four assists [Transfermarkt].

Something of a hero in his homeland, he has also accumulated an incredible 91 international caps for his native Ghana, firing 19 goals in the process [Transfermarkt].

The Latest: Celtic keen on the Ghana international; he has multiple offers to consider

Celtic are now believed to be firmly interested in the 31-year-old, who would come at no cost after an emotional exit from the Welsh side.

Currently on international duty with the Ghanaian national team, the Scottish giants are said to be attracted to his availability on a free transfer [Ghana Soccer Net], having previously been keen on the former West Ham man in 2018 when Brendan Rodgers was at the helm.

Once labelled as a ‘big player’ by Swans manager Steve Cooper [BT Sport], he is said to have a number of different offers on the table as he ponders his next move [67 Hail Hail].

The Verdict: Ayew would be a great signing for the Parkhead club

All things considered, Ayew would represent an absolute bargain signing for Celtic. His ability to work hard for the team, regularly convert chances and occupy defences would be extremely difficult to tame in the Scottish Premiership – he has averaged a commendable rate of 2.2 shots per game in 2020/21, proving his qualities as a constant livewire [WhoScored].

Reliable and experienced, he would provide an instantaneous replacement for Odsonne Edouard, and it’s not every day a 91-cap international striker with experience in top European leagues becomes available for free.

This is absolutely a deal the Hoops should be looking to do, allowing the funds from a possible Edouard exit to be focused elsewhere in the squad.

 In other news, Celtic have agreed a fee to sell their talisman.

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