Andre Ayew: Swansea move will attract African fans
Swansea City’s recent summer signing Andre Ayew believes that the Swans’ flurry of additions from Ligue 1 will see the club’s popularity soar in Ghana.
Swans boss Gary Monk has persuaded Ayew and goalkeeper Franck Tabanou to move to the Welsh outfit from Marseille and Saint-Etienne respectively this close season.
The former Ligue 1 stars have linked up with their former French competitor Bafetimbi Gomis at the Liberty Stadium- Frenchman Gomis joined from Lyon last summer.
The 25-year-old Ghanaian, Ayew, believes that whilst the Swans have inevitably attracted attention for their summer business across the channel, the club will also build up an extensive fan base in his native country.
The Ghana international told the South Wales Evening Post: “My country watches the Premier League every weekend. There are 28 million Ghanaian people and 27 million of those will watch the Premier League.
“They wanted me to go to the Premier League, and although I took this decision also for myself, I took it for a lot of people in my country because they wanted me to be here.”
Ayew who has linked up with his new teammates ahead of a busy pre-season training schedule in Germany, added: “Swansea now has another 28 million fans behind them because I know Ghana will be supporting us.”