Watch Live Matches

Marseille didn't trust me - Lorient new signing Jordan Ayew

Published on: 30 July 2014
Jordan Ayew

Ghana striker Andre Ayew says he has no regrets for leaving Marseille because the Stade Vélodrome oufit never ‘trusted’ him.

The 22-year-old opened a new chapter in his career after he signing a four-year deal with fellow French Lique 1 side Lorient on Monday.

He chose them ahead of several offers abroad to move away from France and the Ghanaian international says he has no regret for leaving the side.

"It's always weird, I have my family there, but I did it six months ago and I did not worry,” he said

“I grew up there from 14 to 21 years, it quite a long time. If I have any regrets? No. nevertheless they never made ??me a present, never really trusted me.

“I thank them because they gave me the chance to play in the Champions League. I have no problem with Olympique Marseille.

“I thank the staff and fans.  At Sochaux I could express myself. People say that it is the environment but I do not think so. If you trust a player, it will be good.”

Ayew, the son of Ghana great Abedi Pele, spent eight years with Marseille but is now looking forward to a new challenge.

Ayew, who has 17 caps and five goals for the Black Stars, was part of the Ghana squad to the last world Cup in Brazil.

He made a switch last winter by spending six months on loan at Sochaux, where his five goals in 17 matches could not prevent the club from relegation from the top flight.

The forward made his debut in 2009 and scored 14 goals in 111 league matches for Marseille, including four goals in 23 matches for them in European competitions.

During his time at the club where his father made his name, Ayew won the French league title in 2010 and the League Cup in 2010, 2011 and 2012


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    July 30, 2014 10:27 pm
    Ghana doesn't trust u either
  • Karim says:
    July 30, 2014 10:49 pm
    Yes the coach did not trust you,because you were a lousy striker,and now you have been demoted to Lorient.Andre,your brother is trusted,because he is delivering.
  • Kk says:
    July 31, 2014 12:29 am
    I don't trust you either.
  • Razak says:
    July 31, 2014 12:31 am
    Should lorient trust you?.
  • kwasi nkroma says:
    July 30, 2014 05:21 pm
    Jordan pls stop complaining and consentrate on how to be the best in the near future pls with due respect. this is not time for talking but time to prove us wrong .thank you
  • coconuthead says:
    July 30, 2014 06:01 pm
    Is this story about Jordan Ayew or Andre Ayew? GSN, please, please!!
  • kobina says:
    July 30, 2014 06:55 pm
    Rubbish, proud and dirty attitude.
  • Kwabena says:
    July 30, 2014 07:17 pm
    Humble yourself young man and instead thank Marseille for loaning you out to Sochaux.