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Italian giants Napoli offer $14m for Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew

Published on: 09 May 2014
Italian giants Napoli offer $14m for Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew

Multiple reports from France and Italy suggest Napoli are in advanced negotiations with Marseille for their Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew in a deal worth about $14m.

The striker impressed in the Champions League against the Partenopei this season and had already been linked with a January move, but that collapsed due to a meniscus injury that kept him out for three months.

There are now reports director of sport Riccardo Bigon travelled to Marseillethis week to offer €10m for the 24-year-old.

“This rumour is true,” La Provence journalist Fabrice Lamperti told

“OM confirmed they were approached by Napoli emissaries for Andre Ayew, though at the moment no other details have emerged.

“Marseille absolutely need to recoup €7m before June 30 to wipe out their debts. At the moment there is just one concrete offer for Ayew that was not denied: Newcastle United put €7m on the table last summer.

“Andre Ayew has a contract with Marseille until June 30 2015. The club needs to sell before June 30 2014 to balance the books.

“However, Ayew had always said he’d prefer to play in the Premier League.”

A wide attacker, Ayew has great pace and scored seven goals in 27 games for Marseille this season, between Ligue 1 and Champions League.

Both his European goals were against Napoli, as OM lost 2-1 in France and 3-2 at the San Paolo with Ayew netting in both fixtures.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Gh says:
    May 09, 2014 07:49 am
    Fourteen mil is too small for the services of A Ayew. He deserves better. He had better stayed at Marseille, with the amount being mentioned.
  • Bayonet says:
    May 09, 2014 08:55 am
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  • Ghost of sparta says:
    May 09, 2014 09:08 am
    14 mil is too small you say? It does say that there is only one year left on his contract. After one year or even in the next winter transfer window, that price will fall substantially. If I owned Marseille, I would grab that offer with both hands. In this modern football world, bidding 14 mil on a player with a year left on his contract is rather a big consideration of his talent. On the other side, Napoli can risk waiting for him to go to world cup and up his stock as well as the possibility of Marseille extending his contract and therewith his value. Greetings, Al
  • SJ says:
    May 09, 2014 06:24 am
    European clubs dont respect African players... I think 14m is way too small for Ayew's qualities, but Marseille might sell him because they need the money. He could value alot more if he performs well at the world cup - I hope he do. Good luck Ayew.
  • lolvsfunny says:
    May 09, 2014 05:58 am
    Great news. GSN... thumps up for your site upgrade. I hope it will stays beautiful always
  • adjeiboakye says:
    May 10, 2014 05:15 am
    he should omit Italy to england
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 09, 2014 12:58 pm
    Napoli is a great team for players to mature. Many great strikers and midfielders in some of the great leagues in Europe matured at Napoli. I'll be glad if he goes to play there.