Marseille didn't trust me - Lorient new signing 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