Swansea City’s new signing Andre Anyew gave his reaction to completing a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium
Swansea City’s new signing Andre Ayew has told the official site how his good friend and new team-mate Bafetimbi Gomis helped to persuade him to sign on at the Liberty Stadium today.
The striker gave a glaring review of the club, and it seemed like he helped the Swans capture the versatile forward, as he considered a number of clubs across Europe before settling for South Wales.
Ayew explained how he felt that Swansea was the right club for him, and how happy he was to make his dream of playing in the Premier League a reality.
“I spoke to Bafe, who really wanted me to come here,”
“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.”
He also added that he’s looking forward to the new season and that he’s looking to make ‘every supporter happy’:
“It was a very difficult decision to leave Marseille. I spent so many years there – I was in the youth team before breaking into the first team and stayed all of my life in Marseille,”
“It`s true that I had a lot of offers, so I needed to take my time to make the right decision for my future. I didn`t want to rush but I feel I have made the right decision.
“Football is all about growing up and becoming a better player and a better person.
“This is the next chapter. I`ve played in the Champions League etcetera, but now I want to make it in the Premier League.
“I am very happy to have signed for Swansea, which is a very good club in the Premier League.
“I can`t wait to get the season started. It`s been my dream to play in the Premier League with a good club.
“Now it`s up to me to do my job, bring what I have to bring to the club because I know they will want a lot from me and expectations will be high.
I will work hard and hopefully I can help the squad.
“But I`m ready to do the job and I hope to make every Swansea supporter happy.”