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Andre Ayew stays at Marseille after failing to reach agreement with Man Utd, QPR

Published on: 02 September 2014
Andre Ayew failed to sign a deal in England

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew will stay at French side Marseille at least until January after failing to sign for Queens Park Rangers despite arriving in London to seal a deal to beat the transfer deadline, can exclusively reveal.

Marseille reached an agreement with the English Preimer League side over the transfer fee of the player which led to the player dashing from France to London to seal the deal, sources close to the player told Ghana's leading football news website.

However, Ayew could not reach a deal with QPR over his wages which led to the deal collapsing just minutes before the transfer window closed in the UK at 10pm Ghana time.

The wage proposal from QPR was far below what the highly-rated Ghana international earns at Marseille which means the winger would be better off financially if he stays at the French side, a relative of the player told

With his contract at Marseille running out in June next year, the French side risk losing their most-prized asset for free if they fail to convince him to extend his expiring contract.

The next opportunity Marseille have for selling the Ghana international is in January when the transfer window opens and Ayew will be keen on a move.

With the transfer deadline getting close last night, English giants Manchester United and arch rival Liverpool were said to have entered the last-minute race to sign Ayew.

This came after the France-based winger rejected a move to English side Hull City because the asking wage bill for youngster was too high for the Tigers.

The revelation sparked interest from all over the place in the youngster which has led to Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly joining the race to sign him.

However, it was only QPR who were in negotiation with the Ghana international midfielder in the English capital London.

These rumours have been flying around for the last few days, despite Ayew seemingly featuring prominently in the plans of new Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa.

The Argentine has used the forward in all four of their Ligue 1 games so far this season, with the Lille native having impressed in their recent 4-0 thrashing of Nice.

It could have been a surprise to see him leave Marseille, and his capture would no doubt be a coup for those middling Premier League sides.

He's a versatile, quick attacker capable of playing anywhere across the attack, with intelligent movement and excellent dribbling his best attributes. If he does move to England, he shouldn't have a problem adapting to the game.

Ayew was one of the most in-demand players on transfer deadline day as he was reportedly subject to interest from several clubs in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian international was linked with Aston Villa, Hull City, Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers, and would apparently cost in the region of £8 million.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Chukar says:
    September 03, 2014 04:19 am
    I have said it and i will say it again...A Ayew is just an average player,sorry folks but the truth always hurts.
  • john says:
    September 02, 2014 09:19 am
    This website is full of lies and false transfer rumors. How many times have I come here to read lies about Andre Ayew. Today you're telling me Man Utd was interested. That is nonsense he is not good enough for Man Utd. It's all a bunch of lies he cant play at that level he's not good enough.
  • john says:
    September 02, 2014 09:21 am
    Ayew can never and will never play for a club like Man Utd. Van Gaal cannot sign such an average player when his massive club is in crisis. This guy will be sold to a team lower than Marseilles because he is average.
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  • shieava says:
    September 02, 2014 10:48 am
    @john that was the rumour around not only G.S.N reported it,it was also reported by l,equipe,daily express n co.any fair football fanatic would tell you andrew ayew is far better than almost all the man u attacking n central midfielders.
  • yes yes says:
    September 02, 2014 12:02 pm
    see this stupid john which of ur useless apes u call players from the toilet hole u call a country is better than andre ayew none of those apes even fit to lick his boats
  • yes yes says:
    September 02, 2014 12:11 pm
    seee a stupid zambian calling andre ayew average this fool even said kalaba is better than yaya toure is such a person in his righ senses
  • papa nkrumah says:
    September 02, 2014 12:55 pm
    No need to move if they are not ready to give you your worth. Time will tell and they will be chasing you with millions they way they were chasing Bony. You are the most consistent African player both in Europe and the continent. No other player in Africa performs like you. Yaya Toure is good but he doesn't perform for his national team like you do
  • Dickson Peprah says:
    September 02, 2014 01:37 pm
    I said it once n am sayn it again...dede is not moving to any club that wil put him on the wings. E guy wonts to play as a second striker or false 9 and all his suitors are in for his winger abilities n hez not ready to continue as a winger.....evin rahim ayew confirmed dat asempa n sunday night live on gtv....ayew wont move to any club hu wont gv him dat no.10 role..he plays on wings for ghana bkoz in e national team, the squad is soo broad dat u hv to adapt to earn a regular startn point. ...HEZ NOT MOVN NOW, MORO OR EVER FROM MARSIELLE UNTIL HE GET A CLUB THAT WILL GV HIM WAT HE WONTS NOW AS A PLAYER......THE NO.10 POSITION. ..RYT BEHIND THE MAIN STRIKER
  • banger says:
    September 02, 2014 03:42 pm
  • Mourinho says:
    September 02, 2014 05:11 pm
    Dede is overated in Ghana bt de european clubs does'nt see anything gud in him cus marseile is nt financially strong to keep a player lyk dede frm other european clubs We are tired of dede going here n there every in every transfer windows
  • Jeff says:
    September 02, 2014 06:15 pm
    @Banger, have you forgotten that you are uglier than Baboon.?. Tell your useless mother to stop calling me at night, because I am not interested in whores, and not a cheap guy like you whore goes round fucking your friend's mothers.