Date: 13th June 2015 at 7:52pm
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The Telegraph are today reporting that new Summer signing Andre Ayew will earn £60,000 a week at Swansea City.

That figure seems far more realistic and likely compared to the Sun’s ridiculous claims of £96,000 per week.

A weekly £60,000 wage is to be expected for a signing of Ayew’s pedigree. The Swans haven’t had to pay a transfer fee, although the Telegraph say they had to fork out around £2m for various fees and payments – to agents etc.

The deal looks similar to the Gomis deal last year. A similar weekly wage, and surely there’ll also be a large signing on fee involved – which would likely be included within those £2m additional payments.

The Telegraph reports:

But the deal is, understandably, not a cheap one for Swansea with the striker believed to be earning £60,000-a-week over the term of his four-year contract.

Associated fees and payments, including to agents, are also thought to be around £2million.

Still Swansea will rightly argue that with no transfer fee involved the deal for such a top-notch player still represents good business.

If Ayew can live up to his potential, and aged just 25, the deal could be ‘cheap’, unlike what the Telegraph says above.

These are the sort of deals that Swansea will have to make to continuously improve and build following last season’s benchmark of 8th place.

The Swans are still looking at players who will only attract small fees or free agents, and appear to be willing to spend a little extra of wages.

Ayew is certainly a strong signing to begin their Summer spending and we’re looking forward to seeing what other signings Garry Monk and the club can pull off this Summer.

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