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“Ayew Move to Qatar” A good retirement package and a bad move for his reputation as Black Stars Captain

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Andre Ayew has finally found a destination for himself in Qatar after parting ways with English Championship side Swansea City following the expiration of his three years contract.

After announcing himself to the football world rising through the ranks of French Side olympique marseille where his father made a name for himself, Andre Ayew quickly became a big name in football that earned him a transfer to Premier League giants Swansea City.

He took the Premier League by storm and upgraded his CV with a big money move to Westham United but Injuries couldn’t permit Ayew to Replicate the form that earned him a transfer to London.

He returned to Wales where he found comfort once again but this time around in the Championship. Fast forward The Ghanaian is now setting up himself to play for Qatari side Al Sadd SC, a team managed by former Barcelona Midfielder Xavi Hernandez.

There’s no doubt Ayew would have stayed in England should the swans edge past Brentford to secure a Premier League return but the question is does it means there were no offers on the table from any EPL side? Not even any from other European clubs?.

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Certainly there should be clubs interested in his signature and there comes another question, will they agree to offer him the high wages he is receiving as a Swansea player? Mind you the only reason Ayew and Swansea failed to agree a new contract is because the club can’t afford his wages any longer playing in the second tier of English football.

Let’s roll it back to when Former Scottish Champions Celtic were attempting to add Andre to their squad. While discussing the deal with other sports pundits, McAvennie, a former Celtic striker stated emphatically the player has all the qualities to grace the field for his side but he is not convinced his wage demands can be met by the club.

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“He scored a great goal in the first leg. He’s getting on a bit though. Is he going to come in on those wages?“I’m not sure Celtic will sanction that if he’s demanding a high wage.” McAvennie said

Andre is 31, he is not a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Zlatan and what that means is that his body could force him to hang his boots soon hence the need to grab some money down and have some investments before his retirement to avoid facing the same problems some football greats faced after exiting the exciting Sports.

Al Sadd are financially stable and will reportedly be paying Andre around $200,000, this is a demand that no European teams will really be willing to splash on him with all this global Pandemic issues so financially that was a smart pull from the Former Swansea attacker.

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The major problem in Andre’s move to Qatar is the fact he is the leader of the National team, Black Stars. In fact he is the face of the team, the number one on the Lineup sheet and as such should be playing in a highly competitive league.

I’m very much aware He will not walk into, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid and other high profile clubs but there are hosts of Mid table Top 5 league teams and Title chasing European clubs that were desperate to land the Ghanaian which would have put some more respect on his status as the captain of the National side than playing in the middle East.

He has already made his choice and all we need to do now is to give him our support and Wish him well.

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