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BREAKING NEWS: Ghana captain Andre Ayew joins Qatari giants Al Sadd in bumper deal

Published on: 21 July 2021

Ghana captain Andre Ayew and former Swasea City playmaker is set to complete a shock move to Qatari giants Al Sadd Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 31-year-old travelled from the Ghanaian capital on Accra on Wednesday via a private jet sent by the Qatari billionaires owners of the club who are highly fancied in the Asian country.

He will arrive in the Qatari capital of Doha on Thursday morning to undergo a medical before sealing what could be a massive pay deal for the utility player.

This comes just two weeks after Ghana's leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com exclusively revealed that the Black Stars will be playing in Gulf Region following his decision to leave Swansea City.

It is estimated that the Ghana captain could earn about $200,000 per week when he seals the deal in Doha on Thursday.

"Al-Sadd has reached an agreement to contract Ghanaian star Andre Ayew," the Qatari club said in a statement.

"The player will arrive in Doha in the morning to complete the routine procedures, followed by the signing of the contract and the official announcement."

The entire financial package will be loaded into his salary as the giants will not spend any amount in signing the player who moves as a free agent after leaving his Welsh club Swansea two months ago.

Ayew will be working under Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez who is the current head coach of Al Sadd.

The Ghana captain is expected to arrive in Doha on Thursday morning to undergo his medical examination and complete all other details before signing the contract.

The 31-year-old left English Championship side Swansea City FC after aiding them to the Championship play-off final where they lost 2-0 to Brentford FC.

Ayew finished the 2020/2021 season as top scorer of the club having scored 17 goals in 46 appearances for the Swans.

The Black Stars skipper in the 2019/2020 campaign was also the top scorer and best player of Swansea after netting 16 goals in 46 appearances.

The former Marseille and West Ham United player has 91 caps for Ghana and has netted 19 goals across that period.

Ayew originally joined Swansea on a free transfer from Marseille in 2015 and, after one impressive top-flight season in which he scored 12 goals in 35 appearances, joined West Ham for £20.5m.

He returned 18 months later in what remains a club-record deal but could not save Swansea from Premier League relegation.

Ayew spent the following season on loan at Fenerbahce, but came back to Swansea in 2019 and has ended the last two campaigns as boss Steve Cooper's leading scorer.

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