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Ghana superstar Andre Ayew set to be named Marseille captain

Published on: 23 April 2014
Andre Ayew could be named as the new captain of French giants Marseille

French giants Marseille are considering naming Ghana superstar Andre Ayew as their new captain their desperate bid to convince the play-maker to stay at the club next season.

The 24-year-old, who has refused several overtures from top clubs in Europe to move, is likely to leave because of their dismal showing in the league this term.

But in-coming Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa sees the youngster as key to his ambitions of rebuilding the club to challenge the likes of PSG and Monaco for supremacy in France.

Ayew, who started his career at the French club where his father played, is seen by Bielsa as the man to lead the dressing room as the will embark on a massive clear-out campaign to rid the club old players.

This according to French newspaper La Provence, will pave the way for the Argentine to recruit some of the best youngsters in France to mount the challenge of fighting their opponents.

Ayew is expected to lead the new generation which will also convince him to stay even though clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter Milan have all been linked to the Ghanaian youngster.

Ayew is also a good leader having captained Ghana’s U20 side to the world title in Egypt in 2009.

Some have even called for him to be named the deputy Ghana captain with the Black Stars era of the likes of Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari expected to fade after the 2014 World Cup.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kwaku says:
    April 24, 2014 11:22 am
    The french ligue is not a competitive league.And please how is marseille a big club ?. Marseille aren't even in d top 5 of an average french ligue 1 and u call them a big club ?.There are only 3 big clubs in d ligue 1 and those are d top 3 teams >PSG,Monaco and Lille.All other clubs are average clubs. Ayew has tried at marseille.He should move on for new adventures.The EPL would best suit him. A move to EPL clubs like everton,newcastle or tottenham wouldn't be dat bad. At least he can get regular playing time in those clubs instead of moving to d likes of liverpool where he might rot on d bench.
  • paaps says:
    April 23, 2014 03:48 pm
    if he becomes captain he can steer OM to their past glory days
  • selfmade says:
    April 23, 2014 03:51 pm
    It ll be better for ayew to stay at Marseille than to embark on a fruitless, wild goose chase in the EPL!! It ll be better for him to take the captain arm bands to increase his markeatability and leader qualities before he decides to move! To be the captain of a big club like Marseille ll lead him to a more greater heights than going to the EPL to rot on the bench of these over work premiership clubs!! This is an opportunity for him and I know he has been waiting for this to happens and with his natural leadership qualities, vim and charisma, the sky is the limit!
  • Benito says:
    April 23, 2014 04:33 pm
    Don't be fooled with captaincy offer,if a club in the EPL can guarantee you playtime then why go,besides England will suite your style of play.all the best.
  • selfmade says:
    April 23, 2014 05:10 pm
    Football is not all about so called EPL!! Is about where u can adapt!! There is nothing like styles in football!! Is about adaptability to the league and the environment and u can have the style of a particular league but if u failed to adapt, u can't perform!! Spanish and EPL doesn't suit us very well!!